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Ras Moshe Burnett – Harlem Jazz Series – September 27, 2016 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Ras Moshe Burnett (Theodore Burnett III) is a Jazz musician, saxophonist, poet, activist, teacher and returning student working toward a music therapy degree. His paternal Grandfather Ted Burnett (“Barnett” professionally) played Tenor and Alto Saxophones after his arrival from Jamaica in the early 1930’s. Ras’ father Yaakov Levi (Ted Burnett II) played Alto Sax, Flute and Bass Clarinet in the Brooklyn/Harlem area throughout the 70’s. Ras studied music in the public schools, (mentored in Jazz history by Don Payne in Junior High), and with his father and grandfather, eventually playing in reggae bands in the 80’s and early 90’s, then leading his own Jazz groups since 1987. Ras is a nine- year member of Bill Cole’s Untempered Ensemble featuring Warren Smith, Joseph Daley, Gerald Veasley, Althea SullyCole and Lisette Santiago. Ras believes in the positive effect that Jazz and New Music can have on personal and socio-political life, and also utilizes Jazz for social movements in the Black community and human rights causes. 

Ras Moshe Burnett – reeds
Bill Cole – multi-instruments
Warren Smith – vibes, percussion
Larry Roland – bass 
Chuck Fertal – drums

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30am

Price: $15

Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York, NY

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