Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with a jazz tribute being held on Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at South Mountain Community College and Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at Arizona State University’s Kerr Center.
Presented by International Jazz Day AZ Foundation, in partnership with Arizona Talking Drum Performance Studio Network, Dear Martin is a live immersive experience of music, storytelling, spoken word, film and movement in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. King.
The performance explores the relevance of jazz to the civil rights movement and connections to iconic figures such as Aretha Franklin and her stance with Dr. King.
“Jazz is triumphant music,” said Dr. King in his opening address at the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival.
These words resonate within the vision of executive producer William “Doc” Jones as he sets the tempo for the celebration of two iconic figures who pushed humanity forward, and the music that surrounded, lifted, led and shook the consciousnesses of souls around the world.
Jazz Tribute to MLK Through the Eyes of Jazz Musicians
South Mountain Community College will host the event on Friday, Jan. 14th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at 7050 South 24th Street in Phoenix.
Arizona State University’s Kerr Center will host the event Saturday, Jan. 15th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 6110 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Check their website for ticket information.
General admission tickets to the event are $25 per person and VIP seating is $50.