Celebrate Black History Month at the Carlyle Club, Featuring Alexandria’s Hall Of Famer the Incomparable Edward “Jose” Hernandez. The 1965 Parker-Gray High School graduate was already an accomplished musician by the age of 16 studying under another Alexandria Hall of Famer, the incomparable Dr. Arthur C Dawkins.
Mr. Dawkins also a Parker-Gray Alum and the Director of Howard University’s Jazz Studies for over 30 years. Edward later became an outstanding educator and recording artist, performing with the “Whispers”, Joe Williams, Patti Austin and many more. Presenting R&B singer Julia Nixon who conquered Broadway's Dreamgirls and won a Helen Hayes Award in the critically acclaimed Studio Theatre production of Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change. In the '80s, the multiple Washington Area Music Association Wammie winner began leading the musical group Julia & Company.