VIP SUMMER WHITE AFFAIR
Join the Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation (PGCAF), the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival Executive Committee and jazz enthusiasts from around the region, for a special night of entertainment.
Join us for this year’s White Affair with nationally renowned bassist Gerald Veasley, Trumpet sensation Cindy Bradley and Amateur at the Apollo winner Matthew Whitaker.
Gerald Veasley, world-renowned contemporary jazz bassist and radio host at Smooth Jazz WJJZ 97.5, has played with just about all of the jazz greats in the business. He has a varied and impressive resume’ that includes recording and/or stints with Joe Zawinul of Weather Report, his longtime friend and mentor, the late Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Special EFX, Joe McBride, Teddy Pendergrass, Phil Perry, Chieli Minucci, Dianne Reeves, George Howard, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, and many more.
A native of Buffalo New York, Cindy Bradley is keeping the trumpet and flugelhorn hip and a grooving lead jazz instrument like her late great heroes Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan and Blue Mitchell. After earning a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Ithaca College, she went to the New England Conservatory to study for her master’s in jazz trumpet performance. After earning her degrees, Cindy immediately headed to the New York City area and immersed herself in the vibrant jazz scene, discovering equal passions for straight ahead be-bop and contemporary jazz, as well as funk, Top 40, R&B and jazz fusion.
Musician and 2016 Live at the Apollo winner Matthew Whitaker, is a truly gifted musician. His desire to play music began at the age of 3 when his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At the age of 9, Matthew began to teach himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. At age 13, he became the youngest artist ever endorsed by Hammond Organ in its 81 year history. He was also honored to be named a Yamaha Artist at just 15 years old, becoming the youngest pianist ever to join this elite group of musicians.
This will be a sold-out event!
Suggested Attire: Classy White
$65 – VIP/premium table seating;
$55 – Second Tier table seating
$40 – Theater seating (Does not include meal service)
Proceeds benefit the Prince Georges Cultural Arts Foundation Scholarship Fund.