|Fred and the New JBs at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 2011. (Photo courtesy of the festival)|
Before arriving in DC, Fred and company will visit the Greensboro museum before heading into the studio to record a piece being written with Fred in mind by composer, trumpeter and Mondre Moffett to musically reflect the history in the exhibits. Like Moffett, Fred is volunteering his services to the fundraising CD project.
Located downtown Greensboro, the museum is an archival center, collecting museum and teaching facility that was created in the old Woolworth's building that was the site of the Feb. 1, 1960, start of the national sit-in movement by four students of N.C. A&T State University. Moffett also is a professor and directs the jazz ensemble at A&T.
|Moffett (with trumpet) teaching. (Photo by Jerry Wolford, News & Record)|
The Asheville show on Oct. 9 is free. Click here and here for tickets to the Durham and Bethesda shows.