The Cotton Club featured many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald..
Hazel Crest & Country Club Hills, IL (PRWEB) February 9, 2011
For one night only, Thursday, February 10th at 7:00p.m., Grande Prairie Public Library will host a few of the most prolific musicians on the music scene today to pay tribute to a some of the greatest jazz entertainers of all time. This a free event for the entire family!
The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem, NY, that operated during Prohibition. While the club featured jazz music and played host to many of the greatest African American entertainers of the era, such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Bessie Smith, Cab Calloway, The Nicholas Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, and Billie Holiday, it generally denied admission to blacks. During its heyday, it served as a hot spot in the heart of Harlem.
Drawing on America’s two truest art forms, Jazz and Tap Dancing, the historic venue will be recreated at Grande Prairie Public Library for an evening of live entertainment and fun for the entire family. Guest artists include: Guitarist-Felton Offard, Saxophonist-Audley Reid, Pianist-Walter English, Drummer-Vernon Dandridge, Vocalist-Tracy Worth, Master Tapper-Bril Barrett. Join us! Thursday, Februrary 10th, 7:00p.m. Grande Prairie Public Library is located at 3479 West 183rd Street, Hazel Crest, IL 60429. For more information please call Tracy Ducksworth at 708-798-5563 or visit http://www.grandeprairie.org.