The 13th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem”

The 13th Annual “A Great Night in Harlem”

Jan 01, 1970



The Jazz Foundation presents its annual “A Great Night in Harlem” gala concert to benefit our Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund. This evening will raise funds to assist countless elder jazz and blues musicians in crisis across the country, artists who have spent their lives making ours richer with their music.

Held at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem, the concert brings together legends of the Music to say “thank you” for keeping the musicians and the music alive.

Past performances and appearances have included legends like Bill Cosby, Quincy Jones, Bono, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Danny Glover, Chevy Chase, Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Odetta, Macy Gray and many others. Learn more about A Great Night in Harlem here. 

Performances By:

We will be witnessing history to see Herbie Hancock receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from Quincy Jones, with special guest Bruce Willis. Herbie himself will make an all-star tribute to our beloved trumpeter Clark Terry. Appearances by Questlove and Verdine White.

10-time GRAMMY winner Chaka Khan will pay homage to Maurice White (of Earth, Wind and Fire).

The concert will be broadcasted live on WWOZ radio from New Orleans. You can listen online here.  

HONOREE: Herbie Hancock