December 4: Jazz Tones Features Actor, Singer Keith David, Broadway Composer Dr. Dwight Andrews
Join me Sunday, December 4 on Jazz Tones from 3pm-7pm. I'll be joined Dr. Dwight Andrews and Keith David Williams. Dr. Dwight Andrews is a composer, musician,educator and minister. He is also an Associate Professor of Music Theory and African Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Atlanta. Andrews served as music director for the Broadway's Productions of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom,Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Fences, The Pianos and Seven Guitars. He also served as music director for the Broadway revival production of "Ma Rainey" starring Charles Dutton and Whoopi Goldberg, and collaborated with director Kenny Leon on the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun starring Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad. He recently curated a special program celebrating the opening of the Romare Bearden Exhibition at High Museum in Atlanta.The event, entitled Bearden's Blues And Other Colors featured Branford Marsalis and his Quartet. Dr. Andrews is also the artistic director of Atlanta Music Festival.
Keith David Williams, known professionally as Keith David, is an American American film,television and voice actor and singer. born in New York City's Harlem and raised in East Elmhurst, Queens. David is a award winning actor with over 150 film, television and stage roles. His best known projects include Platoon, Crash, The Quick and The Dead, Clockers, and Dead Presidents. Davis has also won two Emmy Awards for his voiceover performances in the PBS projects The War, Unforgettable Blackness, and The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson. Davis also is accomplished stage actor and earned a Tony Award for his performance in Jelly's Last Jam. He was nominated three times for his work in Ken Burns documentary Jazz. He is currently starring in the title role of the OWN series Greenleaf produced by and also starring Oprah Winfrey.