Musical tribute to TSU Alum William H. Abernathy


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Musical tribute to William H. Abernathy

 by Earl Calloway

Stanley Abernathy, trumpet and flugelhorn virtuoso and his sisters Sandra and Pamela, are trying to raise funds for the music dedication for their father William H. Abernathy.

They hope to honor their father at his alma mater, John Marshall Harlan Career Academy, 9652 S. Michigan Ave., on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will help with the restoration of the Harlan Career Academy Band as well as purchasing instruments.

William Abernathy, a U.S. Navy veteran, was an honor student at Tennessee State University and earned his doctorate in music from the University of Pittsburgh.

Stanley Abernathy performed with the DuSable High School Orchestra and Band and played trumpet with B.B. King.

MILTON SUGGS hosts a release party for third studio jazz album “Lyrical Volume 1” at Andy’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, 11 E. Hubbard, Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Michael Jellick, Grag Artry, Justin “Justefan” Thomas, Joshua Ramos, Marquis Hill and Christopher McBride will join Suggs on stage.

RANDY C. BONDS presents “Music I Love” at his 6th Annual Summer Showcase at the Oak Park Conservatory, 615 Garfield in Oak Park, at 5 p.m. Performances include Erin Sedalia, Anthony Powell, Nina Snipes and B.E.N. Tickets $20. For more information: 708-415-6409.

ST. JOHN CHURCH-BAPTIST PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 4821 S. Michigan Ave., presents a solo recital by Walter Brown, who will be accompanied by singer-pianist Edna Williams on Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Brown is one of Williams’ students.


Copyright 2012 Chicago Defender


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