‘Jessi James Steals Kwanzaa’ at the 41st Annual Noel Night
By Steve Furay
Special to the Michigan Citizen
Amidst the crowds and shopping of Noel Night this Saturday in Midtown, a special live jazz performance from renowned poet jessica Care moore will take place at the General Motors Theater inside the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, free of charge. The show begins at 8:45pm. “Jessi James Steals Kwanzaa,” featuring moore with Jon Dixon and Nate Winn, promises to be full of revolutionary love and musical inspiration.
Jon Dixon is a celebrated jazz pianist from Detroit, a Wayne State University music alum who has played around the world with many of the greats from the city. Drummer Nate Winn has several jazz and soul album credits to his name and has been seen around the city playing venues like Motor City Wine and Cliff Bells.
This evening will be the 41st Annual Noel Night, which every holiday season, fills up the streets of Midtown and the Cultural Arts District on and near Wayne State’s campus, with shopping, art and music beginning at 5 p.m. “Jessi James Steals Kwanzaa” will help end an incredible year for jessica Care moore, whose performances and concert events helped share one of the city’s strongest voices.
“Jessi James” refers to jessica Care moore’s upcoming debut jazz album, “Black Tea, The Legend of Jessi James,” which will be released next year thanks to a successful online fundraising campaign that helped her earn over $10,000 for the recording expenses. The first single, “You Want Poems” featuring Roy Ayers and Jose James, is available for sale online now.