Sun Apr 30
409 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
Charles Rahmat Woods, Jazz flute/saxophone/bandleader
Emory Diggs, bass
Peter Frassrand, piano
Gus Johnson, drums
Featuring guest flautist Phoenix Harris and others
Performing selections from his latest album "Blues For Martyrs" and selected compositions in tribute to Pharoah Sanders and Alice Coltrane.
CHARLES ‘RAHMAT’ WOODS has performed on flute or saxophone with Roy Haynes, Helen Humes, Don Cherry, Tarika Blue, Conjunto Peligro, Jean Paul Bourelly, David Ornette Cherry, Lafayette Gilchrist, Bobby Thomas Butterfly Band, Mosaic of Sound (DC), and other great artists. He has appeared with his own ensembles on radio and television broadcasts, and at a number of distinguished performance spaces and live-stream platforms. His theme music was used for the syndicated Native American cable TV show “Four Winds”. His groundbreaking use of ‘wah-wah’ pedal flute on his song “Look What You Done to Me”, recorded by singer Sheila Skipworth, was used in the major feature film “Something New” starring acclaimed actress Sanae Latham. His recording “Eleven Fifty Nine” was featured in the PBS documentary “July ‘64” by award winning film maker Carvin Eison. A native of Buffalo NY and longtime resident of the Washington DC Metropolitan area, his latest recording on the Rahmat Shabazz label is “Blues For Martyrs”.
DMV musician EMORY DIGGS began playing bass guitar with fellow US servicemen in German nightclubs. He went on to perform with Top 40, Jazz, r&b and gospel bands. He recorded "Jazz is a National Treasure" as a member of the ‘The Universal Messengers of Music’ and is featured on Charles Rahmat Woods album “Tarika Blue Notebook”.
Pianist PETER FRASSRAND hails from Detroit Michigan, is a longtime resident and educator in Maryland, and performs in a wide range of Jazz categories. His latest recording is entitled “Sonic Story”. He and drummer Gus Johnson are also featured on “Tarika Blue Notebook”.
Drummer GUS JOHNSON, originally from Sacramento, CA has performed in a variety of live and studio situations in DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among others, he has performed with Lawrence Wheatly, Mark Mosely, Nia Olabesi, Ester Haynes, Iva Ambush, Charles Rahmat Woods, and Deon Cleancutt.
Showtime: 5 pm ET/4 pm CT/3 pm MT/2 pm PT/10 pm GMT
Limited in-person seats: $25 / $10 full-time students with valid ID
In -person attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active through May 7