Celebration of Juneteenth with the Rufus Ferguson Trio

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Rufus Ferguson, piano
Seth Ebersole, saxophone
John Hébert, bass

Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest nationally-celebrated recognition of the end of slavery in the US, are taking on special meaning during these extraordinary times. Here at The Gilmore, we’ve asked the Rufus Ferguson Trio to join us in honoring the significance of Juneteenth with a live stream jazz performance. The performance will be broadcast live from the Wellspring Theater in Kalamazoo.

Mr. Ferguson began studying classical piano at the age of five, switching to jazz at age 13. A graduate of Western Michigan University (WMU), he is an experienced performer, arranger, composer, and teacher who performed with his 9-piece ensemble for enthusiastic audiences at the 2018 Gilmore Keyboard Festival. Mr. Ferguson served on the piano faculty at WMU.

Program to be selected from:

Billy Strayhorn

  • Upper Manhattan Medical Group

Horace Silver

  • Nica’s Dream

Thelonius Monk

  • Ask me now

Eddie Harris

  • Freedom Jazz Dance

Wayne Shorter

  • Deluge

Cedar Walton

  • Hindsight

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