The group has performed at venues and events such as: Arts, Beats & Eats, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Detroit International Jazz Festival and countless other engagements throughout Michigan and Ohio.
“African-American contributions to the arts are remarkable in their unparalleled influence on American culture,” said Jo Anne Mondowney, executive director of the Detroit Public Library. “We are honored to present this year’s E. Azalia Hackley concert to the community as part of the library’s Black History Month festivities.”
The E. Azalia Hackley Collection is one of the nation’s foremost research collections for the documentation of achievements by Blacks in all genres of the performing arts. Created in 1943 by a gift from the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Negro Musicians, the Collection was named in honor of Madame E. Azalia Hackley (1867-1922), singer, educator and humanitarian. Madame Hackley is revered for a life-long career in promoting Black music and musicians.
The concert celebrates Hackley’s legacy as well as that of past African- American composers and musicians and annually features performers from classical, jazz, spiritual, folk ballads and blues musical genres.
Tickets for the concert are $15.00 for General Seating or $30.00 for Reserved Seating, which includes a 1-year membership in the Friends of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection. To purchase your ticket, contact the Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation at 313.481.1357 or visit the library’s website at www.detroitpubliclibrary.org and click on E. Azalia Hackley concert link.
The concert will be held in the Friends Auditorium at the Detroit Public Library located at 5201 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202. Sponsors include Comerica Bank, The Detroit Public Library, Miller Canfield, ABM Janitorial Services, Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation & Friends of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection