By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent
New Journal and Guide
The Church Street Jazz Series kicked off its 2024 season with a energetic performance by legendary saxophonist Gerald Albright at the Harrison Opera House on Saturday night (Jan. 6). Series promoter and host Jay Lang presented public school student Kia Wiggins with a violin on behalf of his foundation. Lang also announced that teachers would be honored during the first of each month with special discounted tickets.
Lang recognized New Journal and Guide publisher Brenda H. Andrews as well as Congressman Bobby Scott before the start of the concert.
Veteran saxophonist Gerald Albright brought the crowd to its feet several times with his upbeat jazz tempo and inviting musical style. The New Journal and Guide is one of the principal sponsors of the Church Street Jazz Series.