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Temple Performing Arts Center
1837 N Broad St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
WRTI 90.1 FM in Philadelphia teams up with NPR Music's nationally syndicated radio show Jazz Night In America and other local partners to present this historic reunion concert— a tribute to Grover Washington Jr.—with original members of Grover’s band at the Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Tuesday, July 18th at 7:30 pm. The concert will be broadcast on public radio stations throughout the United States in the fall.
Headliners Gerald Albright Music and NAJEE The Official Page who regarded Grover as a mentor, will perform alongside music director and keyboardist Bill Jolly,, keyboardist Donald Robinson, guitarist Richard Lee Steacker, bassist Gerald Veasley, drummer Steve Wolf, and percussionist Pablo Batista. The band will be joined by special guest vocalist Jean Carn.
This concert marks the first time in almost 20 years that these original members of Grover’s band are sharing the stage to remember and celebrate “a great musician, mentor, and human being” says Bill Jolly. “We all loved Grover.”
The Grover Washington, Jr. Reunion Concert is presented by WRTI, NPR’s Jazz Night In America, the Philadelphia Jazz Project, WXPN, PhillyCAM, and Temple Performing Arts Center (TPAC).