GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING BASSIST RICHARD BONA AND
GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED VOCALIST SOMI
JOIN NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI AND HAMILTON DE HOLANDA’S
COLLABORATION AT JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER
THE APPEL ROOM FEBRUARY 24-25, 7:00pm & 9:30pm ET
New York, NY (February 6, 2023) – Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) announces the addition of special guests Grammy Award-winning bassist, singer and composer Richard Bona (on Friday, February 24) and Grammy nominated vocalist and composer SOMI (on Saturday, February 25) to South African pianist-composer Nduduzo Makhathini and Brazilian 10-string mandolin wizard Hamilton de Holanda’s collaboration at Jazz at Lincoln Center, exploring the diaspora of African musical culture to North and South America. In this special concert event Nduduzo Makhathini and Hamilton de Holanda in the Appel Room on February 24-25 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm ET– a part of JALC’s Black History Month programming highlighting Black artists and musical traditions– the critically acclaimed artists will mix their respective traditions in a unique exploration of the diaspora of African musical culture, from the slave trade and colonization until the present day.
Richard Bona is a Grammy Award-winning musician, one of the most accomplished international bass players, composers and multi-instrumentalists. With his unique sound and vocal gift he is continuously representing his African origins. Richard Bona has toured, composed, recorded, and created musical forms of art with the greatest: Herbie Hancock, Harry Belafonte, Steps Ahead, Quincy Jones, Chick Corea, Buena Vista Social Club, Cesária Évora, Sting, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Chucho Valdés, George Benson, Oumou Sangaré and many more.
Hailed by The New York Times as “a performer in full command of her instrument and powers,” SOMI is a Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, composer and writer. She discovered her musical identity traversing the cultural bridge between Africa and America. Closely mentored by the legendary trumpet player Hugh Masekela, Somi has carved out her own path as an artist, scholar, and activist. Somi’s talents have been called upon for collaborations and live performances alongside a diverse cast of artists including Yasiin Bey, Baaba Maal, John Legend, Billy Childs, Paul Simon, Danilo Perez, Idan Raichel, Jennifer Hudson and many more.
Nduduzo Makhathini and Hamilton de Holanda will take place in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, the home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. To purchase tickets and for more information,visit jazz.org/nduduzoandhamilton. This concert event will be available to live stream via Jazz Live, for more information, visit jazzlive.com.
JALC presents forward-thinking musicians, virtuosic practitioners, and ingenious conceptualists from Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and North America at the House of Swing to explore jazz as a medium for cultural exchange. Many of the 2022-23 concerts explore the points of intersection that connect jazz – formed from a confluence of African, American, and European influences after slavery was abolished in the United States – to a global array of musical cultures.
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Ticket prices for the Appel Room are $40 and up dependent upon seating section.
Note: Hot Seats—$10 seats for each Rose Theater performance (excluding Jazz for Young People® concerts and other performances as specified) and select performances in The Appel Room—are available for purchase by the general public on the Wednesday prior to each performance. Tickets are subject to availability; please call 212-258-9877 for available Hot Seats performance dates.
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The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is presented by the Arnhold Family.
Leadership support for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is provided by Michele and Mark Mandel, the Perry and Donna Golkin Family Foundation, and the Zou Family Fund.
Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center is made possible through America’s Cultural Treasures, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant through the leadership and support of Senator Charles E. Schumer and the New York Congressional Delegation.
Leadership support for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s concert season is provided by
Jody and John Arnhold and Lynne and Richard Pasculano.
Leadership support is also provided by an Anonymous Donor; Jody and John Arnhold; Mellody Hobson and George Lucas; and Dalio Philanthropies.
Major support is provided by Abrams Foundation; The Ambrose Monell Foundation; The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation, Inc.; and Seedlings Foundation.
Generous support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly acknowledges its major corporate partners: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Con Edison, Entergy, Steinway & Sons, and The Coca-Cola Company.
The mission of Jazz at Lincoln Center is to entertain, enrich, and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy. We believe jazz is a metaphor for Democracy. Because jazz is improvisational, it celebrates personal freedom and encourages individual expression. Because jazz is swinging, it dedicates that freedom to finding and maintaining common ground with others. Because jazz is rooted in the blues, it inspires us to face adversity with persistent optimism.