Lincoln Foundation, in partnership with Dick Sisto, Legacies Unlimited and Owsley Brown, III, presents the Lionel Hampton Jazz Project. The concert pays tribute to Hampton, a Louisville native and American jazz great. The event also continues Lincoln Foundation's long tradition of jazz fundraisers to benefit its signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®.
Featured Artists: The Jamey Aebersold Quartet with Gabe Evens (piano), Tyrone Wheeler (bass) and Jonathan Higgins (drums) Dick Sisto’s Vibraganic Trio with Kendall Carter (organ), Mike Hyman (drums) and Marlin McKay (flugelhorn).
Friday, August 23, 2019
KCD Theater, Kentucky Country Day School
4100 Springdale Road, Louisville, KY 40241
5:30 p.m. - Pre-concert Reception, 7:00 p.m. - Concert
**Ticket prices includes a pre-concert reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Masterson's. A cash bar featuring Brown - Forman products will also be available.
The benefit concert will begin with a brief recognition program and presentation of the prestigious Spirit of Excellence Award. The Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes individuals in the community who exemplify an active voluntary commitment to education, human/community service, and leadership. The 2019 honoree is Dr. J. Bruce Williams, Senior Pastor at Bates Memorial Baptist Church.
Proceeds from the Lionel Hampton Jazz Project benefit Lincoln Foundation's signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®. The ultimate goal of the academic enrichment program is to empower students for successful graduation from high school and college. Scholars have earned over 433 postsecondary degrees since 2000. Thanks to our supporters, the very deserving students we serve are able to overcome adversity through education consistent with the vision of our Berea College founders.