The Official Pride Album Release Event
The Pride album is meant to convey two things. First, the ancestors who are with us in every endeavor we seek to do. We stand upon their shoulders and they support us, advise us, protect us, and uplift us. The second thing is an invitation for the world to see The Pride Album live, as an invitation to join our PRIDE, our tribe, our family. The music from this album displays the struggles of our ancestors, of our people today, yet conveys the desire to also experience fun, beauty, love and affection through traditional and contemporary Jazz. The album was released on International Jazz Day 2021, a UNESCO led initiative that is the culmination of Jazz Appreciation Month, which draws public attention to jazz and its extraordinary heritage. The Official Album Release Event is meant to hear live the music from The Pride Album, understand its origin, and to have access to CD's of the project while playing some music from previous releases that have been celebrated by the public. We are excited that Blues Alley can be the partner to present this live release.