Joan Henry at the Howland Cultual Center

Wednesday, February 19
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon

Joan Henry and her all-star ensemble SPIRITED will raise the bar of jazz excellence ever higher, from great standards like “Funny Valentine,” to a fusion of Native-world-jazz-r&b originals (Weather Report meets Steps Ahead and goes to a Powwow), and share stories and teachings from her Native American lineage that are medicine for the heart. Evan Pritchard, host of the Tribal Harmony series, opens at 7 pm with traditional Native American drum songs, and original jazz and blues, with a guest appearance from indigenous guitarist Patrick Jones. Read more...

Joan Henry has a sumptuous and searing voice that can draw down the moon or lift up your heart. As a powerhouse vocalist, she has released several CDs, (Uprising, etc), graced many stages (Lincoln Center, New Victory Theatre, etc.) and been seen & heard in TV &films (Pocahontas with Russell Means, etc.) SPIRITED includes local jazz luminaries Dennis Yerry (piano), Ruperto Ifil (percussion) Rich Syracuse (string bass), Tom DePetri (guitar), and Gus Mancini (sax), most of whom head up their own bands when not in SPIRITED.

The Howland Cultural Center, known for its diverse music programs, is located at 477 Main Street, Beacon. All tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door, and additional donations are welcome. For reservations, call (845)831 – 4988, or email
Tickets: Tribal *$11.34 on-line charges for advance or pay full price at the gate using cash, check, or various types of debit/credit cards, without this fee. For more information: (845)831-4988