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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble Live with Jose James & Pharoahe Monch

Harlem Stage Presents Free Outdoor Summer Concert Sponsored by Target,

American Airlines and the Ford Foundation

Produced by Revive Da Live

WHAT: Harlem Stage, in partnership with producers Revive Da Live, presents its annual FREE outdoor summer concert (part of the Uptown Nights music series) featuring musician/DJ/composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson with his world-class contemporary ensemble and special guests including Jose James and Pharoahe Monch.

WHEN: Saturday, July 9th, 2011, 5 – 9 PM, Gates open at 4 PM

WHERE: Annunciation Park. Entrance Amsterdam Ave. and W. 134th Street.

Blankets only, no lawn chairs allowed.

INFO: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s performance embraces classic and contemporary jazz, hip-hop, and R&B, and features original music, covers of unreleased tracks by the late producer J Dilla, and a tribute to legendary blues artist and poet Gil Scott-Heron.

Guest performers include jazz vocalist Jose James, world music group Zap Mama, and hip-hop artist/emcee Pharoahe Monch. Singer/rapper Taylor McFerrin opens; J. Period and The Mixtape Assasin are the evening’s DJs.

In addition to the live music, concert guests enjoy food and hand-made products from local vendors, and an American Airlines raffle.

BIO: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist, DJ, composer, music director, producer, and music educator. His work pushes contemporary classical music forward while grounding it in African-American musical traditions, hip-hop and jazz. Fresh, relevant, and innovative, Atwood-Ferguson has performed with dozens of the industry’s hottest musicians, from Shakira to Wyclef Jean and Stevie Wonder.

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