A Celebration of Black History Jazz Event

Celebrate Black history and join us for a program that brings together jazz music and history in a one-of-a-kind event featuring Jazz Master Randy Weston and The African Rhythms Quintet, and Phoenix jazz drummer Lewis Nash

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Harlem Hellfighters photoDocumentary Film Screeing about the
369th Infantry Regiment and band leader James Reece Europe
Panel Discussion & Audience Q&A

Randy Weston at the Piano

Randy Weston

Lewis Nash at the Drums

Lewis Nash

Jazz Concert
featuring Randy Weston and the African Rythms Quintet &
Jazz Drummer Lewis Nash


Marcie Hutchinson HeadshotMarcie Hutchinson
Director of K-12 Initiatives;
Project Coordinator/ Curriculum Designer/Presenter, Jazz from A to Z Mesa Arts Center
Christopher Wells HeadshotChristopher Wells, PhD
Associate Professor of Musicology; Managing Editor, Jazz Studies
Randy Weston HeadshotRandy Weston
Pianist and Composer; National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master
ModeratorJames Wermers
Faculty Fellow,
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy


The Delivering Democracy Lecture will be held at:Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church photo

     Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
     1401 E. Jefferson Street
     Phoenix, AZ  85041


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is located on E. Jefferson Road between 14th & 15th Streets and is easily accessible from the I-10.

For detailed driving directions from your location, visit GoogleMaps (https://goo.gl/maps/Zbcpcya8iCk) and select "Directions" on the map. You can also contact our office for assistance at 602-496-1376.


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church's main parking lot accessible from 15th Street. Additional parking is located west of the church on 14th Street south of E. Jefferson. This lot is unpaved.

Public Transportation:

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is conveniently accessible by public transporation and is on the lightrail line. The CSRD highly recommends using public transportation. Visit http://www.valleymetro.org/ for lightrail and bus schedules.

Pilgrim Rest Jazz Night Photo
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:00pm