"The Smiling Hour" is a collaboration from Julie Dexter & thehc3 [Nick Rosen(p), Kevin Smith(b), & Henry C. Conerway, III(d)]. This studio album, with each of the performing members doubling as arrangers; is a unique, simple, streamlined take on familiar and seldom heard jazz standards. Please visit our websites for updates on performances and release dates… and don’t forget to follow us!
Morehouse College Drumline
Chicago Classic Battle of the Bands
Daley Center, Downtown Chicago, IL
Happy Birthday Madiba!!! This #tbt picture of @chaneljaali / @jaali_co and me @thehc3 was taken before her visit to the motherland. We encountered a gentleman who showed an art piece honoring Nelson Mandela in piedmont park. The man pictured, a groundskeeper, interrupted our walk to ask us if we had ever seen it, but neither one of us had. It had been covered by foliage for years. Our elder knew the importance of this piece and took it upon himself, going above and beyond, to clear the greenery that had obstructed its view. Thank you sir, for bringing our history to the forefront and sharing it with all of us. I invite you to discover this work of art when you next visit the park. #NelsonMandela #Atlanta #Africa #History #Art
#np “…figuratively speaking, every man from a bass black to a treble white is significant on God’s keyboard.” -Martin Luther King, Jr.,The Great March to Freedom (Detroit; June 23, 1963) #MLK #Detroit #Morehouse
Over the last 30 days I have been in the lab curating a program mix for NBAF’s 25th Anniversary. It’s a tough year. When they first told me the budget number I seriously considered walking away. There was no way I could make this work. No money for the big shows at Symphony Hall or to fly in…