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Curtis Lundy & Umoja Ensemble
December 17, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
A Night of Jazz with Curtis Lundy & Umoja Ensemble is our gift to the community this holiday season! Join us Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. for Grammy-nominated bassist Curtis Lundy for a free concert at the newly remodeled Carver Theatre.
GRAMMY-nominated composer, arranger, and recording artist Curtis Lundy studied music at the University of Miami and later moved to NYC, where he began performing with legendary vocalist Betty Carter, anchoring the rhythm section with John Hicks on piano and Kenny Washington on drums. Lundy also gained notoriety as co-leader of ‘Horizon’ with renowned alto saxophonist and former classmate Bobby Watson. Lundy has performed/recorded with Pharoah Sanders, Johnny Griffin, Cyrus Chestnut, Larry Willis, Wallace Roney, Warren Wolf, Steve Nelson, and Carmen Lundy. Lundy’s arrangement of “Walk with Me,” recorded by the Arc Gospel Choir, was sampled and became the GRAMMY Award-winning hit “Jesus Walks.”
The Umoja Ensemble is:
Curtis Lundy – bass
Ele Howell – drums
Louis Heriveaux – piano
Michael Cruise – trumpet
Emilio Modeste – tenor saxophone