December 4th brings an amazing opportunity for New York jazz lovers: “A Night for Freedom” featuring Grammy Award winner Esperanza Spalding performing in an intimate setting.
All proceeds will benefit Free the Slaves projects throughout the world.
Esperanza will be joined by vocalists Bobby McFerrin and Gretchen Parlato for an eclectic night of music from around the world.
She will incorporate two groups for the show: a jazz quartet and the Chamber Music Society band.
Esperanza has been a dedicated friend of FTS. She donated a share of merchandise proceeds from her concert tour this year.
“I so admire the work that Free the Slaves is doing to abolish slavery,” Esperanza says, “in particular, their philosophy of breaking the cycle of slavery. With their help, former slaves have access to local education and become empowered to create change in their communities and find sustainable freedom.”
The FTS benefit concert starts at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4th at the City Winery in the South Village, 155 Varick St. It will include a live auction at the end of the night, with Esperanza acting as auctioneer. You definitely won’t want to miss it!
“I’m SO excited and grateful to be able to use my music to bring people together for this very worthy cause,” Esperanza says.
December 4th will certainly be a night to remember as we celebrate the anti-trafficking movement.
Please join us to appreciate how far we’ve come and how far we can continue to go in the future.
Tickets can be purchased through the City Winery website here.