Erie Art Museum Presents Ethnic Heritage Ensemble in Concert

The Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series presents a special concert of the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble on Wednesday March 3, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum in the second floor annex.

After 35 years, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble is still serving their special brand of 21st century Griot music to people worldwide. The Chicago Tribune writes the trio is “harmonically provocative and rhythmically seductive,” and they consistently deliver jazz that combines ancestral wisdom, exploratory improvisation, and crack musicianship.

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble features founder and leader, percussionist Kahil El’Zabar (who has performed with Nina Simone, Dizzy Gillespie, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Henry Threadgill, and Paul Simon); young trumpeter extraordinaire, Corey Wilkes; and the brilliant saxophone of Ernest Khabeer Dawkins.

About the Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series
Celebrating over 20 years of great music, the Erie Art Museum Contemporary Music Series is a highly regarded performance series that includes some of the most creative, adventurous and accomplished musicians of our era. The Erie Art Museum brings exciting new music from nationally and internationally renowned artists to Erie each year, encompassing a wide variety of jazz, blues and world music.

Admission to this concert is Free; suggested donation $10.

The Contemporary Music Series is sponsored by Connoisseur Media.

For additional information, call (814) 459-5477 or visit