Jonathan Rudnick, co-founder of Giant Step, in collaboration with Grand Performances are producing a monumental tribute concert the the late Gil Scott-Heron. The concert will explore  “the soul, vitality, power, humor, social activism, humanity and dynamic messages through an enthralling musical, visual and interactive arts journey.” The event will be curated and produced by Rudnick with Dexter Story as music director. This is not an event to be missed if you’re in the area!

Artist Line-Up:

Alan Lightner (steel pan, percussion, vocals)
Bobbito Garcia a.k.a Kool Bob Love (spoken word)
Carlos Niño (percussion)
Derf Reklaw (hand drums, flute)
Dexter Story (music director, misc instruments)
Dwight Trible (vocals)
Elizabeth Lea (trombone)
Geoff “Double G” Gallegos (baritone/alto, guest arranger)
Gina Loring (vocals)
Jeremy Sole (DJ, narrative)
Jimetta Rose Smith (vocals)
Joshua Silverstein (beat box, spoken word)
Kamasi Washington (tenor sax)
Love-Logiq (vocals)
Marcel Carmago (guitar)
Mark de Clive-Lowe (keys, piano, electronics)
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (viola, guest arranger)
Nailah Porter (vocals)
Nia Andrews (vocals)
Professor Nalepa (visual narrative)
Rich Medina (narrative, spoken word)
Roger Guenveur Smith (spoken word)
Shafiq Husayn (vocals)
Todd Simon (trumpet, flugelhorn, guest arranger)
Tony Austin (drums)
Tracy Wannomae (flute, woodwinds)
Trevor Ware (bass)

+ very special guests:
BRIAN JACKSON (keys, piano, flute)
GIA SCOTT-HERON (spoken word)

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Date: Friday 7/20/12
Venue: California Plaza
Time: 8pm
Price: Free

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