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6th Annual Evening of Jazz Gala – online – with the Heritage Ensemble, November 21, 2020


November 21, 2020 @ 7:30 PM (CST)

EXPERIENCE an evening of jazz, food, and fun in the comfort of your own home! You will enjoy great jazz by Friends of the Ensemble—John Cooper and Friends, Brianna Thomas, and the beautiful sounds of The Heritage Ensemble. Indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres, prepared by Chef Michael Little of Sexy Little Eatery (SLE) and a beverage to be picked up on the day of the event between 3 and 5 PM (CST). Tickets $60

The Heritage Ensemble, celebrating 21 years of “edutainment” in Central Illinois, was conceived out of a need to fill a cultural void of the lack of diversity in major performance groups in the region. Each presentation is an invitation to join us on the amazing journey that educates, entertains, and heightens awareness of the continuous impact of musical genres born out of the African American experience in this country, unearthing forgotten works that have escaped our collective memory —

Explore America’s History through Music

From Slavery Through Emancipation and Beyond!

Our Mission is to celebrate African American history and culture through music. “… Whether it is through our singing or the message in our music, we strive to tear down walls and to build bridges between all people.”

The Heritage Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) not for profit arts organization.