Two outstanding jazz artists, pianist Sharp Radway and vocalist Antoinette Montague, both well known on the New York jazz scene, will be performing on Long Island at the “Artists Without Walls’ Showcase at Hofstra University,” tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 2:15pm in the Helene Fortunoff Theater located in Monroe Lecture Hall. It’s a free event, thanks to a generous grant from the Hofstra Cultural Center and the great support of the Irish Studies program.
Sharp Radway is composer/arranger/author and self-taught pianist whose roots can be found in the church. As a jazz pianist he has played throughout the country and abroad. Among the recording artists whom he has worked and/or recorded with are Bucky Pizzarelli, Yusef Lateef, Benny Golson, Peewee Ellis, Diane Schuur, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, to name a few. In addition to playing the piano he is also a prolific composer, arranger and the author of the book Musicianship 101 (What They Don’t Tell You In School).
Jazz singer Antoinette Montague has a love of humanity and music that brings joy to people. Born and raised in Newark, Antoinette Montague was drawn to the music by her mother–“She was always singing and sounded like Ella Fitzgerald”–and listening to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. Antoinette has played most of the major jazz clubs in New York, including Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, the Lenox Lounge and the Blue Note.
Hope you can make it to Hofstra. It’s going to be a great show. And there’s no charge for admission!