Big Chierf Donald Harrison
The Historic Carver Theater, 2101 Orleans Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana
International Jazz Day at Carver Theater night concludes as Grammy-nominated and 2006 Jazziz "Person of the Year" Donald Harrison Jr, is joined by Christian Scott, a Grammy-nominated and two-time Edison Award-winning jazz trumpeter; The Bridge Trio, Joe Dyson, Max Moran, Detroit Brooks, Zaccai Curtis, Conun Papas, and The Congo Square Nation Afro - New Orleans Cultural Group for a 8:30 pm concert. This concert is a benefit for the Southern University Alumni Scholarship Fund and The Guardians Institute Book program started in 2006 which has given over 40,000 books to the youth of New Orleans. The cost of admission is only $20. Donald grew up in a home environment saturated with the city's traditional music of brass bands, parades, modern jazz, R&B, funk, classical, world ethnic, and dance music. His connection to New Orleans roots were deepened by his father, a Big Chief in the African and Native American influenced culture of Afro-New Orleans culture. The culture is an offshoot culture of Congo Square, one of the only known places in North America where Africans openly participated in their culture in the 1700's and 1800's...