Friday, February 25, 2022, at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm
This is an archived event, not part of the current festival.
150 Convent Avenue
New York, NY
Philadelphia area-born alto saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Immanuel Wilkins is on a mission—to create music that has a profound spiritual and emotional impact. From a young age, he was immersed in the music of his church and took up training opportunities at the Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts and Jazz House Kids, ultimately studying at The Juilliard School. Wilkins has performed with artists including Jason Moran, Gerald Clayton, Lalah Hathaway, Solange Knowles, Bob Dylan, and Wynton Marsalis. Wilkins formed his quartet, The Immanuel Wilkins Quartet, with longtime musical peers: pianist Micah Thomas, bassist Tyrone Allen, and drummer Kweku Sumbry. His debut recording, Omega, released on Blue Note, presented a "poignant audio portrait of the Black experience in America at a pivotal moment in time" (NPR). Join us at Harlem Stage for an evening of soulful connections celebrating the release of his second Blue Note release, The 7th Hand.