Featuring
WILL DOWNING, Vocals
NONA HENDRYX, Vocals
QUIANA LYNELL Vocals
NICHOLAS PAYTON, Trumpet
THE ANDY FARBER JAZZ ORCHESTRA 
from the Broadway show "After Midnight"
ROXANE GAY, Narrator/Host

JAZZ IN THE KEY OF ELLISON celebrates the musical world of Ralph Ellison. It is a new concert production inspired by the musical life of America’s iconic writer Ralph Ellison, presented in music, words, and images. Ralph Ellison, acclaimed author of the National Book Award-winning novel ­Invisible Man, was an accomplished trumpeter who was close to many of the great jazz innovators of his lifetime – from Armstrong and Ellington to Bird and Monk. The concert celebration premiered in November 2016 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center. ... read full bio