Mingus Awareness Project 2023
Sunday, February 5th (7:30 p.m.)
1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$30, $20 for students
1st Set: "Weird Nightmare," "Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife Are Some Jiveass Slippers" and "So Long Eric" performed by School Work
Laura Ann Singh -- vocals
JC Kuhl -- tenor saxophone & bass clarinet
John Lilley -- alto & tenor saxophones
Bob Miller -- trumpet
Reggie Pace -- trombone
Michael McNeill -- piano
Adam Hopkins -- bass, arrangements
Scott Clark -- drums
2nd Set: "Peggy's Blue Skylight," "Haitian Fight Song" and "Nostalgia in Times Square" performed by Michael Hawkins & the Brotherhood
Dr. Weldon Hill -- piano
Billy Williams Jr. -- drums
James "Saxmo" Gates Jr. -- alto saxophone
Michael Hawkins -- bass
3rd set: "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat," "Boogie Stop Shuffle," "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" and "Jump Monk" performed by the Doug Richards Orchestra
All proceeds benefit the ALS Association. Visit the firehousetheatre.org and brianjonesrva.org for more info.
MAP 2023 poster image designed by Josh Josue
Mingus Awareness Project concerts have been presented since 2007 -- in Richmond, VA (Balliceaux, The Camel, CenterStage Rhythm Hall and Firehouse Theatre); and the Chicago area (Velvet Lounge, FitzGerald’s, Jazz Showcase, Hideout, HotHouse and Martyrs’).
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a rapidly progressive disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty speaking and swallowing and, generally, complete paralysis. In most cases, while the body continues to deteriorate, the mind remains unaffected. The disease does not discriminate, striking any age, gender and race. Every 90 minutes, someone in the US is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes, someone in the US dies of ALS. There is no known cure for ALS and, once diagnosed, patients typically live only three to five years.