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Tribute to Leonard Gaskin June 19, 2005, at St. Peter's Church 7:00 pm

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June 1, 2005

To: Listings/Critics/Features From: JAZZ PROMO SERVICES Press Contact: JIM EIGO, [email protected]





CONCERT TRIBUTE TO BASSIST LEONARD GASKIN

BY THE BROOKLYN REPERTORY ENSEMBLE

DIRECTED BY WADE BARNES





The Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble under the direction of Wade Barnes will present a concert in tribute to their elder-statesman of the bass, Leonard O. Gaskin on Sunday, June 19, 2005, at St. Peter's Church (54th. St. and Lexington in Manhattan) at 7:00 pm.

Director Wade Barnes has created this very special program to honor the recording and professional career of Leonard Gaskin. Mr. Gaskin's impressive discography includes recordings with jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Erroll Garner, Johnny Hartman, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and many more. His diverse history also includes having recorded with Elvis Presley and he is recorded on Bob Dylan's first record, Freewheelin'. In addition, he is included on recordings with James Brown, Ruth Brown, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, The Chantels, Jimmy Dean, The Shirelles, Eddie Fisher, Connie Francis, Marvin Gaye, Richie Havens, Lightnin' Hopkins, and John Lee Hooker. Mr. Gaskin also is included in many exceptional gospel records. The above mentioned artists are only a few of those that include Mr. Gaskin in their recordings. For a more complete discography, information about the BRE and Director Wade Barnes, please see the website of the B4&1,Inc./BRE : .

Leonard O. Gaskin, whose musical career actively spans almost 70 years of jazz history, is also known as a music historian. He has made significant contributions to books on Erroll Garner, Teddy Reig, and a social and musical history of Bebop. His personal collection has been accepted for inclusion into the American Music Archives at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History.

The program designed by Wade Barnes and the Brooklyn Repertory Ensemble will honor the unique , expansive and diverse musical career that is reflected in the history of Leonard Gaskin. Expect to experience an exuberant, exciting and heartwarming event that will appeal to all ages.

Admission: Adults, $15.00

Students, with I.D., $10.00

Children under 12 years, free

A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the preservation and dissemination of the Leonard O. Gaskin Archives.

For more information contact:

Wade Barnes, 917-373-2882, email: [email protected];

Andrea duPlessis, email: [email protected]







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