Ethnic Heritage Ensemble To Perform at City Gallery
Celebrate the indomitable spirit of jazz and the profound legacy of Black History Month
SUNDAY, FEB. 11
Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is set to grace the stage at City Gallery. Embarking on their 50th annual February North American Tour, the legendary jazz ensemble is commemorating this milestone in conjunction with the release of their upcoming album Open Me, A Higher Consciousness of Sound and Spirit, slated for release on March 8 by Spiritmuse Records.
Established by Kahil El'Zabar in 1974 as a quintet, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has remained a stalwart force within the realm of Black music. Now pared down to a dynamic trio featuring El'Zabar on vocals and percussion, Alex Harding on bass, and Corey Wilkes on trumpet, the ensemble continues to captivate audiences with their unparalleled artistry and unwavering dedication to musical innovation.
"Kahil has been making his way to Erie for over 30 years, from the Erie Art Museum Days to our present Harmony & Blessings Music Series, which celebrates legendary performers who enrich our city's cultural tapestry," says Stephen Trohoske, owner of City Gallery.
"City Gallery knows that art itself is diverse and cultural, and we support the mission of these artists, always. Being Black History Month, February has always been when we hold our concerts with the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. It's always been a very important month to us."
Join us as we honor the rich legacy of jazz and celebrate the profound contributions of Black artists at City Gallery with Kahil El'Zabar's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble — a transcendent musical journey that embodies the spirit of resilience, creativity, and cultural heritage.
4:30 p.m. // City Gallery, 1503 State St. // $25 // Tickets and info call: 814-218-4185 or visit facebook.com/citygalleryerie