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Avery Sharpe

Avery Sharpe

Feb 27th 2020 @ Williams College

Williamstown, MA
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About Avery Sharpe
Genres:
Jazz
Hometown:
Plainfield, Massachusetts

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist, Avery Sharpe has earned their reputation as a tale...
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Thursday, February 27th, 2020
7:30 PM
Williams College
880 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267
Avery Sharpe, longtime bassist with the McCoy Tyner Trio, Williams faculty member, and a distinguished leader and recording artist, released his latest work in 2019 – 400: An African American Musical Portrait. The album marks 400 years, starting in 1619 with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Point Comfort, or what is now Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, to the present. The music tells a harrowing yet inspiring tale, century by century. Avery Sharpe’s work draws throughout on plantation music, blues, ragtime, gospel, classical, New Orleans second line, and other deeply rooted historical styles, all refracted through the prism of modern jazz. The cycle concludes with 500, a riveting and adventurous piece that points the way toward the future. Co-sponsored by Africana Studies, Mr. Sharpe gathers together his collaborators for this live performance of a monumental and inspiring work.
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About Avery Sharpe
Genres:
Jazz
Hometown:
Plainfield, Massachusetts

They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Musician. An inspirational artist, Avery Sharpe has earned their reputation as a tale...
Read More