The 13th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebrating Creative Achievements of Bay Area African American Female Musicians
The Dynamic Ms. Faye Carol, Linda Tillery, gina Breedlove, Melanie DeMore
with Tammy Hall, piano; Kofy Brown, bass; Ruthie Price, drums
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, Terrance Kelly, Director
Oakland Children’s Community Choir- Melanie DeMore, Director
Backed up by Oaktown Jazz Workshops
Dana King, Mistress of Ceremonies
Mayor Libby Schaaf- Presentation of Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award
Living Jazz will present “In the Name of Love”, The 13th Annual Musical Tribute honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our 13th Annual Tribute will celebrate “Creative Achievements of Bay Area African American Female Musicians” highlighting 4 outstanding female vocalists Linda Tillery, The Dynamic Ms. Faye Carol, Melanie DeMore and gina Breedlove along with an exciting all female backup band includingTammy Hall on piano, Kofy Brown on bass and Ruthie Price on drums. These outstanding artists have each individually made a tremendous impact on the Bay Area cultural scene, and the 2015 program will bring them together onto the stage for the first time to honor their achievements and to provide a platform for a one-time exciting collective, creative experience meant to inspire hope, celebrate Oakland’s cultural history and highlight the power of music to spur positive change.
The tribute will also include the 55-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir; and the 300-voice Oakland Children’s Community Choir backed up by the Oaktown Jazz Workshops. Dana King will serve as our 2015 Mistress of Ceremonies. Archival footage of Dr. King will be interspersed throughout the evening, and the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award will be presented by Mayor Libby Schaaf to an Oakland citizen working tirelessly to make a difference. All these elements help to make this one of Oakland's most significant events of the year.
All proceeds from the 13th Annual Tribute will support the Oakland Children’s Community Choir, a free music education program provided by Living Jazz for Oakland public elementary schools with little or no access to the arts. Living Jazz believes that access to music education is a profound and necessary component of every child’s education and development.
In the Name of Love remains Oakland’s only annual non-denominational musical tribute to Dr. King. It is an extremely significant civic and cultural event, bringing our diverse community together to pay tribute to Dr. King’s message of community, equality and inclusion and to highlight the power and significance of music and music education.
General Admission: $23 advance, $25 at the door; Children 12 and under- $8