Black Arts and Culture

Jazz Series Hosts 1st Event For 100th Year of Attucks

NORFOLK

The third show in the Attucks Jazz Series on Saturday January 19 was the first of many 2019 events planned to grace the stage of  the historic Attucks Theatre celebrating its 100th Anniversary.

Jazz saxophonist Kim Waters was the featured performer of the evening in a full house that included some of the area’s political figures out to enjoy jazz and celebrate the theater’s 100th anniversary. The series is presented by Jay Lang and Blue Pyramid Productions, in sponsorship with Seven Venues and a number of businesses.

Among those present were U.S. Congressman Bobby Scott and Chesapeake City School Board member Dr. Pat King. Also enjoying the jazz sounds were Norfolk City Councilwoman Angelia Williams-Graves and her husband, Tommy Graves, and Councilwoman Mamie Johnson.

Norfolk Assistant City Manager James Rogers and his wife, Vickie, were among others in attendance from the City of Norfolk which is sponsoring the year-long celebration of the Attucks.

As part of the jazz series tradition, a musical instrument was given by Jay and Priscella Lang through their foundation to a talented Norfolk music student.

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