June 24, 2017
230 Albert Ave
East Lansing, MI 48823
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Lou Donaldson: One of the greatest alto saxophonists of all time. He began his
career as a bandleader with Blue Note Records in 1952, and takes pride in having
showcased many musicians who made their first records as sidemen for him:
Horace Silver, Clifford Brown, Grant Green, Blue Mitchell, Donald Byrd, Horace
Parlan, and others. . He was inducted into the International Jazz Hall of Fame and is
an NEA Jazz Master — the nation’s highest honor in jazz.
Dr. Lonnie Smith: An unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording
artist. With a career spanning over 5 decades, he is an authentic master and guru of
the Hammond B-3 organ. Dr. Smith has been featured on over seventy albums, and
has recorded and performed with many of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants
in the industry. He recently received the NEA Jazz Masters Award, the highest
honor in jazz.