SPECIAL SPONTANEOUS PERFORMANCE
THE LUGGAGE STORE IS PROUD TO WELCOME
ANTHONY CEDRAS + AJAYI JACKSON + guests
an evening of music…perhaps some other things….
We hope you will join us at the luggage store to welcome in the year, to pay tribute to Miriam Makeba and Freddie Hubbard with a rather spontaneous performance featuring Anthony (“Tony”) Cedras who plays with Henry Threadgill and is a member of the Paul Simon Band; and Ajayi Jackson, Bay Area based
Please feel free to bring your instrument, etc. ,there will be a “space” for that…
Anthony Cedras synthesizes cultural traditions and musical genres through his approach to accordion, harmonium, trumpet, keyboard and guitar. Born in Cape Town, South Africa and based in New York, Cedras has toured and recorded throughout the world as a longstanding member of Paul Simon’s band, as well as with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Ziggy Marley, Henry Threadgill, Milton Nascimento, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Cassandra Wilson, Gigi and Jonathan Butler.
Before joining Paul Simon during his Graceland tour, Cedras travelled throughout the world performing as an anti-Apartheid cultural ambassador for “Nelson Mandela’s People” in the Amandla cultural ensemble in exile. Cedras has always understood and deployed the power of music to unite and rally people to dance, to feel something deeply, and to take action.
Ajayi Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist and tours internationally, working as a bassoonist, African percussionist, trap drummer, pianist, and composer.
Jackson began his international career in Europe at the age of twelve as a classical bassoonist and shortly there after as a pianist in Japan, performing original compositions. He has worked with some of the most talented musicians of our time such as Prince Lashaw, Omar Sosa, and John Santos, to name just a few. He has also worked with esteemed dance companies such as Dimensions Dance Ensemble (Zimbabwe Tour
2001 / CubaTour 2003), Ashe Dance Collective (N.Y.C. Suga Cula Wata), and Traci Bartlow and Dancers (Bay Area HipHop Theatre Festival 2005 /Malcolm X Jazz Festival 2004/5) and Amara Tabor’s Deep Water Dance Collective