On May 15, 2011 Atlanta's Historic West End will play host to music history! Kebbi Williams along with composer Miguel Atwood Ferguson and The City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs will present "Music in the Park", an All Star cast of some of the worlds greatest musical talent! Kebbi has pulled together an incredible lineup to bring you a day long event of inspiring music and... [read more]
On May 15, 2011 Atlanta's Historic West End will play host to music history! Kebbi Williams along with composer Miguel Atwood Ferguson and The City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs will present "Music in the Park", an All Star cast of some of the worlds greatest musical talent! Kebbi has pulled together an incredible lineup to bring you a day long event of inspiring music and entertainment.
Performing live starting at 3pm sharp:
-Kinah Boto's Ayah Drummers (3pm)
-Flannel Church (feturing Duane Trucks, Kevin Scott, Eric Fontaine, and Nick Johnson) (4pm)
-Russel Gunn w/ Khari Simmons and Terreon Gully (6pm)
-Kebbi Williams w/ Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Kofi Burbridge, Chris Dave, Lil John Roberts, Otiel Burbridge, Mr David Brooks and more (7pm)
-Miguel Atwood-Ferguson w/20 pc. Orchestra performing compositions created specifically for the event!! (8pm)
-DJ Cozy Shawn on the wheels (in between bands)
Hosted by Atlanta's own Jamal Ahmad w/DJ Cozy Shawn Austin spinning between sets!!
This event has been made possible by numerous sponsors, with a special thanks going out to The DEREK TRUCKS/SUSAN TEDESCHI BAND!!
It's guaranteed to be a day to remember! This will be an outdoor, family-friendly event, so bring your blankets, pack the picnic basket and get ready to witness Atlanta music history, for free!
Considered to be one of today’s leading improvisers on tenor saxophone, Kebbi Williams—multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher and innovator, defies and defines categorization. The Mays High School and Howard University graduate comes from family of talented musicians, (the late Milan Williams, his uncle was an original member of the Commodores.) Kebbi enjoys experimenting with all music genres from Avant-Garde, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin, Afro-Beat, Gospel, Electronica, Classical . Regardless of the musical setting, Kebbi’s sound is uniquely and commandingly his own.
He has played with such notables as Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Donald Byrd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Outkast, Mos Def, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks. Kebbi Williams is by far one of the most outstanding musical innovators of our time.
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson is a true musical virtuoso. As a classical trained viola and violin player, Miguel is known throughout many facets of first the Los Angeles music scene, and now the world. He has run the gamut from orchestra to session work, from studio to stage. He is gaining prominence as a musical director, working with some of the world’s vanguard musicians such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Wayne Shorter, and countless others. One of Los Angeles' most ingenious and experimental young composers, producers, and musicians, Miguel is well-known for composing the Suite for Ma Dukes, a musical tribute inspired by the work of late producer J. Dilla.
Oteil Burbridge, (born in Washington, D.C.), is a Grammy Award-nominated American multi-instrumentalist, specializing on the bass guitar, trained in playing jazz and classical music from an early age. He has achieved fame primarily on bass guitar during the current resurgence of the Allman Brothers Band from 1989 through the present day. He was also a founding member of the bands the Aquarium Rescue Unit, and Oteil & the Peacemakers.
7 time Grammy Award winning drummer Chris Dave possesses a sound completely of his own. He has been featured on the cover of Modern Drummer magazine in 2010 and has played with a large host of legendary musicians such as Maxwell, Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Robert Glasper, Mint Condition, Kenny Garrett and many more. Chris Dave is truly a modern trend setter of rhythm and sound.