Summer 2014 will mark JKNM Records 20th anniversary. JKNM Records will release a CD compilation of the best of Avery’s recordings for the past 20 years, titled “Think Pleasant Thoughts, and Enjoy Life”. Also look for concerts coming in 2014 to celebrate JKNM Records’ anniversary, one of Avery’s monumental birthdays and Avery’s 35 years in the music industry
Avery is excited about making the public, and particularly the youth, aware of the struggle and contributions of African American abolitionist and woman’s rights activist Sojourner Truth through original musical composition. The recording consist of compositions based on her life and famous speech she made for woman suffrage in 1851, later titled“Ain’t I A Woman”. The recording was completed in December 2011. The project is touring with the Jazz Sextet and slide/video show of her life. The Jazz Sextet features: Onaje Allan Gumbs-piano, Yoron Israel-drums, Craig Handy-saxophones, Duane Eubanks-trumpet, Jeri Brown-vocals and of course Avery Sharpe-bass.
For bookings, contact TMO Entertainment at (908) 8681322 email@example.com.
“Raisin Cane” is back better than ever. New staging and costumes. Starring Jasmine Guy, music composed and performed by Avery Sharpe. Included in Avery’s group are John Blake on violin and Kevin Sharpe on percussion. Book by Harry Clark.
Look for up coming dates and bookings at www.raisincanethetour.com