Baltimore’s Billie Holiday: A Musical Tribute to Lady Day
The Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square is a musical celebration of the rich and important legacy of Billie Holiday. With generous support from Johns Hopkins University, the performance is free and open to the public. By taking jazz out of the symphony hall and returning it to its nesting place near Pennsylvania Avenue -- the neighborhood of Holiday's youth -- this one-of-a-kind concert establishes a new center of gravity in Sandtown for fine arts and culture.
The performance will feature renowned vocalist Maimouna Youssef a.k.a “Mumu Fresh”, accompanied by The Nasar Abadey Quartet. Band members include Nasar Abadey (Percussion), alongside Sean Jones (Trumpet), Herman Burney (Bass) and Richard D. Johnson (Piano). Jazz on the Square is hosted by "The Bassman" Marcellus Shepard, and DJ Terry Thompson will spin on the turntables between performance sets.