Suite Life: A Billy Strayhorn Birthday Bash
The Kelly Strayhorn Theater will present the 10th annual Suite Life, a musical tribute to the life and legacy of KST namesake Billy Strayhorn, at 8 p.m. Nov. 25.
Reared in Homewood, the legendary pianist, arranger and composer made an indelible mark on the world of jazz. Celebrating the vitality, versatility and endurance of Strayhorn's work, musical director Poogie Bell will gather a lineup of all-stars to rearrange and remix his classics. Performing with Poogie will be Anqwenique Wingfield, Kenny Peagler, Lorenze M. Jefferson, Joe Williams, Jim Metzger, Shanyse Strickland, Lora Hertrick, Joseph Badaczewski, George Jones, Howie Alexander, Tony DePaolis and the Funky Fly Project.
Tickets are Pay What Makes You Happy. Proceeds benefit the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, supporting youth and family programming and encouraging the artistic advancement of students in underserved communities. https://kelly-strayhorn.org.