The Mayor and His People

A Celebration of Carl Stokes

The Mayor and His People

October 22, 2017

7 pm

Maltz Performing Arts Center at Temple-Tifereth Israel on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, 1855 Ansel Rd Cleveland, OH 44106

Using the music that reflected civil unrest in urban America in the 60’s, this concert will bring together generations of jazz, funk and gospel musicians.  From Oliver Nelson to Nina Simone and Marvin Gaye, the music will tell the story of the challenges Carl Stokes faced in a turbulent and pivotal time in Cleveland’s history. Included in the concert is “A Black Suite” (written for big band and string quartet by Oliver Nelson) that was recorded on Flying Dutchman. This unique recording featured poetry by Langston Hughes, read by Carl Stokes. Artistically directed by Dominick Farinacci and Johnny Parker.

Performance features:

Stokes Legacy Jazz Orchestra with Dominick Farinacci
Funkyard X
All-City Choir with Jonny Parker

Special guests:
Melonie Daniels & Geoffrey Golden

This event is a collaboration between the Case Western Reserve University, Cuyahoga Community College Creative Arts Department and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Free and open to the public. A ticket is required. Please register: Ticket



Terri Pontremoli, 216-987-0241