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Cathedral Arts Live: Winard Harper and Visen

Event title Cathedral Arts Live: Winard Harper and Visen
Beginning Date Friday October 18th, 2019 PM 7:00
Ending Date Friday October 18th, 2019 PM 10:00
Location Grace Church Van Vorst, 39 Erie St. Jersey City, NJ 07302
Contact Bayla Kallstrom
Description Cathedral Arts Live is thrilled to welcome celebrated jazz drummer Winard Harper the stage Friday, October 18 at 7 pm. Tap dancer AC Lincoln will join Harper on stage and singer-songwriter duo Visen will open the show.

A virtuoso on the drum set and the balafon, the West African equivalent of the marimba, Harper is a sought-after collaborator at home and abroad. A hometown favorite in New York, Harper also has a devoted following in Jersey City, where he runs the "Meet the Artist" Series at Moore's Lounge each Sunday.

Visen means lullaby in Danish. Danish-American singer-songwriter Ari Jaye Alexander and award-winning jazz guitarist Cecil Alexander started performing and writing together while attending Berklee College of Music; eventually, Visen came into existence as Cecil would pair his intricate guitar compositions with Ari's confessional songwriting. Their newest single “Counting Sheep“ came out at the end of August, reflecting a new, more romantic sound from the now husband and wife duo.

AC Lincoln was born on the road to Jazz Duo Parents Kim Kalesti and Marion Cowings. With an affinity for rhythm and an innate ability to create it, at five years old AC began Tap Dancing in their shows. Sharing the stage at an early age with the great Tap Dancers “Hoofers” including Buster Brown, Jimmy Slyde, Chuck Green and Lon Chaney. Lincoln was immersed in the Jazz collective of musicians on the scene in NYC and the burgeoning sounds of 90’s Hip Hop and R&B blasting from the radio, leading him to develop his own sound. AC Lincoln has since performed as the featured tap dancer for Mercedes Ellington, Antoinette Montague, Danny Mixon, The Hot Sardines, Winard Harper & Jeli Posse aswell as leading his own band. AC Lincoln’s electrifying performances continue to light up the stages of venues throughout NYC and the world.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Hot food and cold beverages available for purchase. Doors open at 7 pm.



The oldest Episcopal church in Jersey City, Grace Church Van Vorst, founded in 1847, has a vibrant past and a promising future. In addition to being a welcoming and affirming home to a diverse set of congregants, Grace provides vital services to some of the most vulnerable citizens of Jersey City, offering a breakfast program to the hungry and a weekday program for seniors.

Building on its reputation as a fulcrum for talented artists of all kinds in Jersey City, Grace Church Van Vorst launched Cathedral Arts Live as an extension of the already successful and vibrant Cathedral Arts Festival, founded in 1989.

**This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey State Council on The Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts, administered by The Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. Degise, County Executive, and The Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Categories Art & Entertainment
Last Modified Thursday October 17th, 2019
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