Native New Yorker Dr. Valerie Capers is a celebrated educator, jazz pianist, composer and arranger. She served for several years as the chairman of the department of Music and Art at Bronx Community College (CUNY). Dr. Capers is the recipient of many honors and awards, from Essence Magazine, the National Endowment for the Arts, CUNY Research Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has appeared with her trio and ensemble at colleges, universities, jazz festivals, clubs, and concert halls throughout the country and internationally, and has performed with many outstanding artists, including Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Brown, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente, Slide Hampton, Max Roach, James Moody and Paquito D’Rivera.
This event will stream on the Jazz Foundation and Jazz Museum Facebook pages and the Museum YouTube Channel.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.
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