The Second Friday of each month!
Location: Emerge Gallery & Art Center, 404 S. Evans Street, Greenville, NC 27858
Artistic Director: Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr.
7:00 pm First Set
8:30 pm Second Set
Next Concert Date: Friday, October 13 - This concert will feature musical guests Dr. Clarence Knight and Bill Myers.
ABOUt Dr. Clarence Knight
Dr. Clarence E. Knight, Jr., former Chair and Professor of Music, Department of Fine and Performing Arts, Bowie State University. Dr. Knight is also a professional musician that has a wealth of experience in musical theater, recordings, and performances with a number of luminaries such as Gladys Knight, Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Jackson Five, and many others. He is also the leader of his own band and orchestra that has performed at the Congressional Black Caucus Awards Dinner (over 10 years), Presidential Inaugurations’ (5), Weddings, Dances, and many other engagements. His experience spans over five decades.
ABOUt Bill Myers
William E. "Bill" Myers is an award-winning musician, bandleader, and educator from North Carolina. He and Cleveland Flow co-founded The Monitors in 1957. The band, which plays a mix of r&b, funk, and jazz, still performs multiple shows each year in and around their home of Wilson, North Carolina. In 2011, Myers and the Monitors played the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The next year, Myers received the Brown-Hudson Folklore Award from the North Carolina Folklore Society, and in 2014, the North Carolina Heritage Award.
- September 8, 2017 - Mike Friend
- October 13, 2017 - Dr. Clarence Knight and Bill Myers
- November 10, 2017 - Marcus Parker
- January 12, 2018 - Soloman Howard, Deb Nansteel, and John O'Brien
- February 9, 2018 - Christie Dashiell
- March 9, 2018 - Dr. Ira Wiggins
- No concert in April due to PirateFest.
- May 11, 2018 - Brian Miller
ABOUT CARROLL V. DASHIELL, JR.
The North Carolina Arts Council, Pitt County Arts Council, Greenville-Pitt Convention & Visitor's Bureau has named Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. Artistic Director of a new series, The African American Music Series. Carroll Dashiell is a native of Washington, DC. A graduate of Howard University, with citations in Who's Who in Music and Down Beat Magazine, Carroll has been recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director/conductor and also as a composer/arranger. Affectionately known as CVD, he has been involved in academia for more than three decades serving as professor of music at the Saint Mary's College of Maryland, University of the District of Columbia and East Carolina University in North Carolina. CVD is the producer and writer of A Tribute to Motown Records, (a stage show and concert that celebrates some of the African-American's cultural contributions to the music industry, staged in the tradition of the famous touring Motown Review) that is selling out theaters and venues nation-wide. In addition to composing, writing and arranging, CVD is continuing performance as jazz bassist and is very humbled to be the Founder and Director of the Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Festival, named in honor of his mentor.