September 23, 2010

ASCAP Jazz Shines at the 26th Annual Jazz Issue Forum and Concert

ASCAP recently co-sponsored the 26th Annual Jazz Issue Forum and Concert, hosted by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) Performing at the concert was ASCAP member and renowned violinist and lecturer John Blake, Jr. Blake performed selections from his new CD, Motherless Child, which featured Howard University's Afro Blue Alumni Jazz Choir. Other guest performers included the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (celebrating 20 years), with conductors David Baker and Gerald Wilson; Joan Bow-Belgrave, Marcus Belgrave and Geri Allen.