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Live from the WRTI Performance Studio: Kendrah Butler-Waters and Tonya Dorsey

Kendrah Butler-Waters

Pianist, composer and WRTI alum Kendrah Butler-Waters and pianist and composer Tonya Dorsey are presenting a Black History Month concert at St. Martin De Porres Church on February 16th.  On Wednesday, February 6th they joined host J. Michael Harrison, along with some of their collective, in the WRTI Performance Studio. Watch the broadcast recorded live on the WRTI Facebook page.

Kendrah was the 2015-2016 Jazz Resident at the Kimmel Center, focusing her tenure on developing a new genre called “sacred jazz” that merges the genres of jazz, gospel, and traditional hymns. Tonya is the creator of the group New Vision, which evolved into a foundation that provides performing arts scholarships to children.

Joining the leaders in the Performance Studio are bassist Drew Gaunce, drummer Sadayah Roberts, and a vocal ensemble. They will be performing original works from their upcoming show.

A Concert In Celebration of Black History Month - Saturday, February 16th at 3 PM - St. Martin de Porres Church - 2340 W. Lehigh Avenue