Bicentennial: Dwight Andrews jazz concert and plaque unveiling

Acclaimed jazz musician and music scholar Dwight Andrews ’77 M.Div., ’93 Ph.D. performed with his band in Marquand Chapel on April 27, 2023 as part of the Bicentennial celebration. Among his many music credits, Dr. Andrews provided the music direction for the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Raisin in the Sun. His work has been presented at professional theatres throughout the United States and Great Britain. Specializing in woodwinds, Andrews has played on more than 25 jazz and new music albums. He is Associate Professor of Music Theory at Emory University.

Dwight Andrews, saxophone and flute
Kathleen Bertrand, vocals
Tyrone Jackson, piano
Jay Hoggard, vibraphone
Belden Bullock, bass
Pheeroan Aklaff, drums
Jarawa Mwalimu, percussion
The concert was followed by a reception in the Old Refectory. In addition to refreshments, the gathering featured brief celebratory comments, a toast to the Divinity School’s new century, and the unveiling of a commemorative plaque created by stone-carver Jesse Marsolais, which will be installed later near the Prospect Street gates to memorialize the Bicentennial observance of 2022-23.