APRIL 21ST 2011: THE REVIVE DA LIVE BIG BAND TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY G.U.R.U & THE JAZZMATAZZ LEGACY FT. SURPRISE GUESTS
March 24, 2011 – New York, NY – Revive Music Group celebrates their 5th Anniversary with a mind-bending, monumental Revive Da Live Big Band Tribute to G.U.R.U. and the Jazzmatazz Legacy under the direction of pianist Marc Cary and trumpeter Igmar Thomas, featuring some of G.U.R.U.’s legendary collaborators as special guests. Special Guests will be announced in the following weeks. The celebration will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City and is brought to you in conjunction with the Elam family in memoriam of the 1st Anniversary of Keith “G.U.R.U” Elam’s passing.
Keith Elam aka Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal or Guru, departed this earth on April 19, 2010. He left behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, and experimentation among his many other gifts. Whether contributing his raspy voice to the production of DJ Premier in Gang Starr or fusing his vocal abilities through his own Jazzmatazz projects, G.U.R.U. always pushed the boundaries. Among the many collaborators on the Jazzmatazz albums, jazz legends such as Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd, and Branford Marsalis shined as instrumental innovators in the field of hip-hop.
The event will include a Raffle by G.U.R.U.’s nephew, Justin Elam-Ruff, debuting the The X Label: G.U.R.U.’s Clothing Line – “Preserving his MESSAGE, his MUSIC, his LEGACY.” Special appearances by the Elam family and G.U.R.U’s renowned collaborators will make this a truly unique event.
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All donations and net proceeds will go to support Keith’s son, K.C. Elam.
Performers to Include:
More Special Guests & Big Band Line Up – TBA shortly