The West Point Band’s Jazz Knights will present their annual African-American History Month Concert at Eisenhower Hall on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. This year’s theme features a retrospective of the historic Blue Note record label, highlighting the music of its legendary artists, including John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Thelonius Monk, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.
Michael Cuscuna will be the host of this year’s concert. Cuscuna founded Mosaic Records in 1983, specializing in jazz reissue box sets, and he has been a special consultant, producer, and reissue director of Blue Note Records since 1984.
Free tickets are required for the performance. They can be downloaded at HERE or picked up at the following West Point locations: West Point Visitors Center, West Point Museum, Eisenhower Hall Box Office, Hotel Thayer, FMWR, and Egner Hall (Bldg 685). Free ticket locations outside of West Point include WHUD (Beacon), Mix 97.7 (Poughkeepsie), and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor (New Windsor).
For tickets by mail, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: West Point Band, Attn: A Blue Note Retrospective, 685 Hardee Place, West Point, New York, 10996. For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 8450938-2617 or visit http://www.westpointband.com/. West Point Band news can also be found by following them on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
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