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Sharp Radway’s “Music Of The Streets” is a music project that pays homage to iconic figures in Jazz. The music presented by the group focuses on music composed by Jazz greats who once lived, or currently reside, in Sugar Hill, Harlem; Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn; Newark, NJ; Wilmington, Delaware; Detroit; Philadelphia; Queens, NY; and other neighborhoods and cities.
The Queens Chapter of the project focuses on the rich Jazz legacy of Queens, New York. Some of the artists that the project pays homage to are Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Lena Horn, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Ben Webster, and several others from the Corona, Jamaica, Hollis, East Elmhurst, Flushing, Bayside, Springfield Gardens, and St. Albans neighborhoods. The group also features original music composed by its leader, Sharp Radway.
Sharp Radway is a pianist, composer, arranger and author who is a native of Hartford, Connecticut and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Sharp has worked with several jazz luminaries, including Yusef Lateef, Benny Golson, Red Holloway, and many more.
He is also the music director, pianist, and arranger for The Celebration of Lionel Hampton Big Band and The New York City Ska Orchestra. Staying true to his roots, he continues to play in church regularly, serving as Music Director for a local church in Brooklyn, New York.
For more information, visit www.sharpradway.com