Honor: Blues, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, And Beyond
Carnegie Hall | Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
“Ms. Norman is a formidable presence ... with a kind of undeniable grandeur.”—New York Times
Ray Chew, Musical Director
Hosted by Sade Baderinwa, Wendell Pierce, and Ben Vereen
Poetry reading by Avery Brooks
Ashford & Simpson
Doug E. Fresh
James "Blood" Ulmer
Paying tribute to the great African American popular music artists of the past, the brightest lights in blues, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz, as well as today’s daring innovators, gather for a magical evening of music. Each presentation will parallel an event in the bountiful history of performances by African American artists at Carnegie Hall.
This performance is sponsored by Bank of America, Carnegie Hall's Proud Season Sponsor.
Major funding for Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Alice Tully Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund, Howard University, and the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation.
Honor! is made possible, in part, by public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.