Antonio Hart

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Antonio Hart has long been recognized as one of the most talented instrumentalists of his generation, and is widely considered one of the top alto saxophonists in jazz today. He has performed worldwide and recorded more than 100 albums with such eminent jazz artists as Nat Adderley, Monty Alexander, Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ray Brown, Cyrus Chestnut, Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Dave Holland, Christian McBride, Wallace Roney, McCoy Tyner, and Nancy Wilson, among others. Hart’s study of Jazz began at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating he earned his Master’s Degree at Queens College, where he had the opportunity to learn from the great Jimmy Heath and Donald Byrd. Hart’s 1997 release, “Here I Stand,” was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. He is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, City University of New York.

Alita Moses

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Alita Moses is a virtuosic vocalist, songwriter, and entertainer. She has performed with a long list of household names in both the jazz and pop worlds, including legends like Shawn Mendes, Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chris Botti, Cynthia Erivo, and Vic Mensa. Since becoming the youngest ever winner of the Shure Montreux Jazz Vocal Competition in 2014, touring Europe as a band leader and teaching artist, and hitting the international festival circuit as the front woman of several bands, Alita has gained and maintained a world-wide reputation of bringing a natural warmth to every stage and continues to astound audiences with grace, soul, and a musical maturity beyond her years. She recently completed a new project with the Louis Armstrong House Museum (LAHM) under its now program, Armstrong Now!, an integrative video series in which contemporary Black artists respond to Louis Armstrong’s legacy by creating new works.

MLK On The March

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