Billie Holiday Tribute Jazz Concert featuring Mumu Fresh and Peabody Jazz Faculty

The Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts at Johns Hopkins University, along with Hopkins at Home and the Center for Africana Studies, will present a live concert honoring the life and musical legacy of jazz legend Billie Holiday. Founded in 2017 by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence P. Jackson, the Billie Holiday Project is an initiative designed to preserve African American archives, history, and culture in Baltimore.

The 60-minute performance will feature renowned vocalist Maimouna Youssef, aka Mumu Fresh, accompanied by a world-class acoustic quartet from the Peabody Institute Jazz Studies department. Band members include Nasar Abadey (drums), who serves as artistic director of the concert, alongside Sean Jones (trumpet), Herman Burney (bass), and Allyn Johnson (piano). Jackson will deliver opening remarks addressing the continuing significance of Holiday's music culturally and politically.

Learn about the Billie Holiday Project online.

Event details:

  • Sept. 19
  • 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. EDT
  • Online

Registration is required. Visit the event webpage to sign up. This event is free.