Thursday, September 19 – Hamilton Park Cultural Center
4:00 pm - Open Rehearsal with the Live the Spirit Big Band, performing one new extended- works for jazz ensemble by Ernest Dawkins
7:00 pm - Roundtable discussion on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with composers Ernest Dawkins, and Kelan Phil Cohran, historian - Timuel Black, and poet Khari B.
Friday, September 20- Hamilton Park Cultural Center
7:00 pm - World premiers of a new work for the Live the Spirit Big Band: “A Dream Come True or a Dream Deferred?” by Ernest Dawkins featuring words by Khari B.
Saturday, September 21- Hamilton Park Cultural Center 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
12:00 pm - Taylor Moore Trio with special guest vocalist Margret Murphy-Webb-
1:05 pm – Live the Spirit Youth Ensemble
1:30 pm - Live the Spirit Residency Ensemble performing a work in progress premier of "1919" by Ernest Dawkins
2:20 pm – Live the Spirit Senior/Advanced Band
2:50 pm - Great Black Music Ensemble under the direction of Mwata Bowden featuring compositions by Steve Berry and Tomeka Reid commissioned by Live the Spirit Residency in honor of 2013 Spirit of Jazz Awardees Kelan Phil Cohran and Art Hoyle
3:50 - The 2013 Spirit of Jazz Award will be presented to Kelan Phil Cohran, Art Hoyle, and Bob Koester -
4:10 pm - Henry Johnson Trio
5:30 pm - Ernest Dawkins’ New Horizons Ensemble with special guest Billy Harper