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On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Grammy Award winner Kebbi Williams will present his 3rd annual “Music In The Park” concert at 3pm, held at the historic Howell Park-West End. This free concert will be hosted by radio personality Nicole Sweeney from WCLK 91.9FM, and in partnership with the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs and W.E.N.D. Inc. (West End Neighborhood Development). Concert attendees will have the opportunity to experience various forms of orchestral music composed by Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, featuring arrangements that encompass various music styles of Jazz, Classical, Funk, and Blues.
Kebbi Williams is an Atlanta native and respected saxophonist in the entertainment industry. For the past two years, he has worked diligently to craft a concert experience to impact his community by exposing residents in underserved areas to live music. With his vision and passion, Kebbi established his first free concert series “Music In The Park” in May 2011. The creation and purpose for “Music in the Park” is to bring forth inspiration to the West End, where the accessibility to music and arts programs is not prevalent to children attending public schools due to budget cuts. This exposure provided by “Music In The Park”, has given children and residents the opportunity to enjoy a family oriented concert which previously featured performances from notable musicians such as Ken Ford, Russell Gunn, Terreon Gully, Lil John Roberts, Darryl Reeves, Brooke Alford, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson.

This year, Kebbi has partnered with the Atlanta Jazz Festival and W.E.N.D. to organize an incredible lineup of musical entertainment. Composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson will conduct the orchestra comprised of music students from Atlanta Public Schools. The concert will also feature performances by international musicians: Kofi and Oteil Burbridge, Faun and a Pan Flute, Jiva, The Fourth Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra, Indie Revenge and many others. Donations can be made at the concert and will be contributed to “Music In The Park” nonprofit organization – to help continue to fund free concerts for the community.
For more information visit: www.musicintheparkatl.org and video: http://bit.ly/14P2rKV
About Kebbi Williams:
Considered to be one of today’s leading improvisers on tenor saxophone, Grammy award winning Kebbi Williams—instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, teacher and innovator, defies categorization. The Mays High School and Howard University Alumni comes from a family of talented musicians, (the late Milan Williams, his uncle, was an original member of the Commodores.) Kebbi enjoys experimenting with all music genres from Avant-Garde, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin, Afro-Beat, Gospel, Electronica, and Classical. Regardless of the musical setting, Kebbi’s sound is uniquely and commandingly his own. He has played with such notables as Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Donald Byrd, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Raphael Saadiq, Bilal, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Outkast, Mos Def, Susan Tedeschi, and Derek Trucks and countless others. Kebbi Williams is by far one of the most outstanding musical innovators of our time.
About Music In The Park:
“Music In The Park” is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free community revitalizing arts events geared to exposing underserved communities with live orchestral music, where it is not accessible. The organization is founded by renowned musician Kebbi Williams, who is dedicated to giving back to his community.

Nia Knowles

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