The Johns Hopkins Gazette: October 19, 1998
Oct. 19, 1998
VOL. 28, NO. 8


A Night Of Jazz/Blues/Hip-Hop and Rap To Benefit United Way

Johns Hopkins Gazette Online Edition

A jazz concert featuring rising young jazz star Dontae Winslow and friends will take place in the Great Hall at Levering on the Homewood campus on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the JHU 1998 United Way Campaign.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for students with I.D. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the E-Level Pub.

Dontae Winslow, Peabody student and rising young jazz star, headlines Saturday's concert.

Winslow's program includes traditional "old school" standards such as "Body and Soul" and "My Funny Valentine" (with female vocals), then some of the young musician's original compositions in the same style, such as "Divine Order" and "Elaine." From this point Winslow usually picks up the pace with some swinging blues and scat vocals. In conclusion, the band shifts into high gear, belting out a few of Winslow's hip hop, jazz/funk originals, which bridge the gap between traditional jazz and more contemporary pop genres. Numbers like "You Are My Everything" and "My Little Cousins" fuse the two, making this totally original style exciting and accessible to those who love jazz, contemporary funkier genres, or both. The concert will be approximately one hour in length.

Dontae Winslow has performed with such notable musicians as Cyrus Chestnut, Roy Hargrove (with whom he has made a European tour), Antonio Hart, Freddie Hubbard, Milt Jackson and Wynton Marsalis, and in the Montreaux and Montreal jazz festivals. Recently, he performed with Stevie Wonder for the opening of the Ravens' stadium at Camden Yards.

In September, Winslow released a jazz band CD and a "Live from the Baltimore Museum of Art" CD of jazz band and hip hop music featuring Mashica Hunt as soprano vocalist.

Winslow was a finalist in the Thelonius Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and was selected by Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch as a finalist in the BSO's1997 "Search for a Star" competition.

Winslow grew up on West North Avenue in Baltimore and is currently a master's degree student at Peabody.

JHU Employees Eligible for United Way Lottery Prizes

Donate $35 or more to the university's 1998 United Way Campaign by Nov. 4, and your name will be entered in a drawing for prizes contributed by local merchants--it's their way of supporting Hopkins' fund-raising effort and helping the university achieve its goal. Names will be chosen at a drawing on Nov. 5.

This year's grand prize is a gift certificate for a one-night weekend stay in the Cheetah Suite at the Inn at the Colonnade, with dinner for two at the Hopkins Club.

Additional prizes include a $50 gift certificate from Paolo's restaurant; lunch or dinner for two at Planet Hollywood; lunch or dinner for two at Hard Rock Cafe; a $25 gift certificate from Radebaugh's Florist; dinner for two at the Hopkins Club; four passes to the National Aquarium in Baltimore; a gift certificate for a rum cake from Vaccaro's; two $5 gift certificates to shows or movies at the Gordon Center; 10 pairs of tickets/passes to Peabody performances; two $25 gift certificates from Borders Books.

Also, four tickets/passes to the Baltimore Zoo; six tickets/passes to the Senator Theatre; 12 concert tickets (four for three events) from the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra; passes to the B&O Railroad Museum; copies of Dinosaurs of the East Coast and Maryland Time Exposures from JHU Press; a $25 gift certificate from An Die Musik; two tickets to a spring Odyssey lecture series, courtesy of the School of Continuing Studies; tickets to the Walters Art Gallery's "Angel" exhibit; and a gift certificate to the Brass Elephant.

We're on our way!

To date, the United Way Campaign has raised $842,901.
52.3 percent of the combined goal of $1,610,352.