Since 1982, the renowned bassist Melissa Slocum has been captivating audiences across the globe with her exceptional performances. Throughout her illustrious career, she has had the privilege of collaborating with a distinguished lineup of musical legends including Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Woody Shaw, and Hank Jones. She effortlessly navigates through a variety of genres, from duo to big band, traditional to avant-garde. Her musical collaborations include renowned artists such as Charli Persip and Superband, Ralph Peterson and the Fo’tet, Avery Brooks with Craig Harris, Howard Johnson and Gravity, Dakota Staton, Kevin Mahogany, the Firey String Sistas, and the astonishing all-woman big band DIVA, just to name a few. I have made several television appearances, such as the Newport Jazz Festival in 1999, the Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Gala, an interview on BET, being featured on CBS Sunday Morning, appearing with the Kevin Mahogany Quintet on CNN, and being interviewed by CBS News alongside Lionel Hampton. Ms. Slocum obtained her Master of Music in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music.

Mt. Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church 
15 Mount Morris Park West
New York NY 10027 US
Cost: $20 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm