Festivals & Collaborations
Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band
The Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band (Karlton Hester,
director) in performance with Denise Perrier (February 2004) |
||Karlton E. Hester
founding director for the recently established Fillmore Jazz Preservation
Big Band, the tradition of festivals has evolved into several smaller
sets of performances on a monthly basis, with featured guests artists
such as John Handy, Denise Perrier, Domu Africa, and others (2004/05
season) and a musical exchange with and tour to Ethiopia (2006).
The Fillmore Jazz Preservation Big Band was established to honor the
legacy of African American art, culture and life in San Francisco's
Fillmore area. Its intention is to play a role in the economic revitalization
of the Historic Fillmore Jazz District as a new destination point
in San Francisco. It has performed at festivals for audiences of over
nineteen-piece Big Band made its debut at the annual Fillmore
Street Jazz Festival in San Francisco, July 2003. The Big Band
under the direction of Dr. Karlton Hester brings together most of
the top Jazz musicians and embodies some of the greatest music educators
in the northern California Bay Area. This year’s featured
guest artists include saxophonist John Handy, bassist James Leary,
vibraphonist Herb Gibson and many other illustrious performers.
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