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.
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