Top Atlanta-based performers are coming together to support artists and audiences with disabilities, during the upcoming “Jazz Goes Gospel” Benefit Concert in June. This concert will be a unique opportunity to hear a number of favorite local jazz performers sharing gospel and inspirational music in one setting.
The “Jazz Goes Gospel” Benefit Concert, which will also include performers who are differently-able, is being produced by Abel2 Non-Profit, an organization that works to increase the profile of creative and musical artists with disabilities. The event is being held in partnership with Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church (GPGBC), and will be hosted by WALR 104.1FM’s Radio Personality, Twanda Black and Comedian, Director and Playwright, Jessie “Mr. Mirakool” Simms, who was born with cerebral palsy.
Among the leading Atlanta-based jazz singers and jazz musicians scheduled to perform are Julie Dexter, Wayne McDowell, L’Tonya Shields Turner, Sweet LU Olutosin, Toni Byrd, Dwan Bosman, Robin Herbert Latimore, Christy Clark, Rhonda Thomas, Toni Redd, Karen Bryant, Milkshake, Rusty Taylor, Nella-Joi and Cheri Maree.