Friday September 21, 2012

Avery Sharpe and his sextet will give a presentation and a concert, "Sojourner Truth -- Ain’t I A Woman," at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus.

This performance is sponsored by the W. Ford Schumann ‘50 Performing Arts Endowment and is free and open to the public.

This concert and presentation consists of compositions based on the life of Sojourner Truth and the famous speech she made for women’s suffrage in 1851, later titled "Ain’t I A Woman."

The sextet features Onaje Allan Gumbs, piano; Yoron Israel, drums; Craig Handy, saxophones; Duane Eubanks, trumpet; Jeri Brown, vocals; and Sharpe, bass.

At Williams, Sharpe is a Sterling Brown ‘22 Distinguished Visiting Artist in Residence in Music and artist associate in jazz bass, and jazz coach.