Friday March 27, 7 & 9 p.m.

Straight Ahead

Recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, the Straight Ahead sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz R&B ballads, avant- garde to Brazilian funk.

Straight Ahead’s founding members are the foundation for the band with Marion Hayden on bass, Alina Moor on piano and Gayelynn McKinney on drums Hayden and McKinney are known as first-call players for any project involving modern jazz, where Morr brings to the table her expertise in and affection for Latin music as well as blues and gospel. The current group also includes vocalist Kimberly Wright and for the first time outside of recordings, a male saxophonist, Yancyy. Wright comes from an R&B and pop direction and Yancyy represents a contemporary jazz and gospel perspective.

Recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, the Straight Ahead sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz R&B ballads, avant- garde to Brazilian funk.

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