ITTA BENA: 2016 MS Valley State U w/BB King Day!

Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, MS

Thurs., 9/1 BB King Recording Studio presents 2nd annual BB King Day at MVSU with discussions, performances and more!

B King Day September 1, 2016: The Influence of Blues on Jazz History

9:00 a.m. — Welcome, Acknowledgements, and Prayer: Paul Schreiber and Alphonso Sanders

9:05 BB King Day 2015, Continuing the Legacy: The Beginning of an MVSU Tradition

Film by Brad Boa

9:20 — Presentations Don Crawford (Gibson Guitars), Larry Villela (ADK Microphone), and Dion Brown (St. Louis National Blues Museum)

9:30 —- The Influence of Blues on Jazz History Moderator, John Birdsong

Panelist: Bo Berry, London Branch, Burgess Gardner, Sherrill Holly, Ernest Vantrease, and Bill Wax

10:30 —- BB King’s “Lucille” performance Charlton Johnson on Lucille

The Thrill is Gone Jessie Robinson, vocals; Regi Richards, bass; Ernest Vantrease, Piano;Alphonso Sanders, tenor sax; Sherrill Holly, alto sax; Willie Silas,Drums

Miles Davis’ All Blues John Birdsong, bass; Ernest Vantrease, Piano; Willie Silas, drums;Burgess Gardner, trumpet; Bo Berry, trumpet; Joe Jennings, alto sax;Dick Griffin, Trombone

10:50 – African American Music and the Struggle of Ownership Moderator, Morris Hubbard Panelist: Joe Jennings, James Johnson, Jr, Alphonso Sanders, and Dick Griffin

11:45 —– Remembering Melvin Jackson and Otis Clay: “When the Gates of Heaven Swing Open” performed by Teeny Tucker, Tia Carroll, Rachelle Coba, and Vickie Baker

12:00 1:00 —- LUNCH (own your on)

1:05 — Tribute to BB King, Rare Film Footage by The BB King Museum and Interpretive Center,

Malika Polk-Lee, Executive Director and Robert Terrell, Director of Operation

1:20 — The Jimmi Mayes Story: Jimmi Mayes and Willie Silas Moderator Alphonso Sanders

1:50 —- Unveiling of Special Painting by Artist Alexander Bostic

2:00 —— The Modern Day Blues: Its Musicians and MusicModerator Mark Caldwell

Tia Carroll, Rachelle Coba, Teeny Tucker, Vickie Baker, Ray Neal, Jesse Robinson, and Regi Richards

2:50 —- Closing Remarks from Alphonso Sanders and Dr. Jerryl Briggs, Office of the President

Evening Performances 7:00 -10:00 at BB King Museum with special guest

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