Friday, May 15, 2009

The Art and Life of James Washington, Jr: An Evening of Music and Discussion

James Washington, Jr. and Martin Luther King Jr., 1954

On Wednesday, May 20, 7:30 to 9:00 PM, at The Valley School, 309 31st Ave. East, the life and art of local artist James B. Washington, Jr. will be the subject of an evening of music and conversation.  Tim Detweiler, Director of the James and Janie B. Washington Foundation, will show examples of Washington’s work and discuss his life and activism in our community. 

Seattle jazz saxophonist and composer Steve Griggs will perform original compositions including two of Washington’s poems he has set to music for the occasion. Griggs writes for and performs with Milo Petersen’s Jazz Disciples

The public is invited to join the Greater Madison Valley Community at our evening event.  For information about CCC@MLK, please see the website:

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