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The 14th annual Englewood Jazz Festival will cover the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King in both discussions and music September 19 to 21 at Hamilton Park Cultural Center, 513 W. 72nd St. The event is free to the public.
Thursday events will include a 4 p.m. open rehearsal of new works by Ernest Dawkins and Peter Edwards performed by the Live the Spirit Residency Big Band. At 7 p.m. Dawkins and Edwards will be part of a round table discussion on the legacy of Dr. King that also features Kelan Phil Cohran, Timuel Black and Kahari B.
On Friday (indoors) at 7 p.m., Dawkins will have a world premiere of his “A Deferred Dream or a Dream Come True? Edwards will also introduce his new work, “Where Dreams Lead.”
Saturday events will be outdoors from noon to 7 p.m. (or inside the field house in case of rain, with free shuttle bus service available).
The lineup includes:
12 p.m. Taylor Moore Trio with special guest vocalist Margaret Murphy Webb.
1:30 p.m. Live the Spirit Residency Big Band with a work in progress premiere of “1919” composed and directed by Ernest Dawkins.
2:45 p.m. Great Black Music Ensemble directed by Mwata Bowden featuring compositions by Steve Berry and Tomeka Reid commissioned by the Live the Spirit Residency in honor of 2013 Spirit of Jazz awardees Kelan Phil Cohran and Art Hoyle. Bob Koester is also a recipient of this award.
4 p.m. Henry Johnson Trio
5:30 p.m. Ernest Dawkin’s New Horizons Ensemble with special guest Billy Harper.