The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce has been successfully bringing business owners and residents of the Forest Hills community together for nearly 40 years. Leslie Brown president of the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce is the founder and producer of Jazz Thursdays. The Jazz Thursdays Concerts bring a great energy and excitement to the area. The concerts have become a summertime institution that the audiences look forward to all year long. What makes Jazz Thursdays unique is that the concerts are not held in a park. They are held right in the heart of the business district on Forest Hills’ restaurant row. Jazz Thursdays strives to bring world class performers to each concert
Richard Boulger’s After Hours Band
Richard Boulger- Trumpet, band leader
Featuring: Mino Cinelu, percussionist (of Sting, Miles Davis & Marcus Miller)
Lynette Washington - Vocals
Alex Foster - Saxophones
Tommy Campbell - Drums
Alex Blake - Bass
Dario Boente - Piano/Keyboards
Richard Boulger’s teacher and longtime friend, the legendary Freddie Hubbard, called the renowned trumpeter and flugelhorn player “truly inspirational." Boulger has recorded with a range of jazz luminaries, including Randy Brecker, a longtime fan of Boulger’s “big fat sound, great chops and most importantly lots of soul.” In 2001, Boulger began a two year stint touring with Gregg Allman that included his work as a featured soloist on The Allman Brothers Band’s double DVD set Live at the Beacon Theatre.
“My dad, who was my teacher and mentor, introduced me to the trumpet when I was six and taught me the importance of expressing my heart and spirit through the horn,” he says. Boulger has dedicated himself to the budding young musicians in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Boulger’s programs Music and Arts and Music and Arts Summer Camp gives inner city kids a new perspective on the world through music. These programs give kids the opportunity to work with world class musicians, and the kids say “music has changed my life and keeps me off the streets.”
Part of NYC’s jazz scene for years, Boulger is also member of drummer Victor Jones’ Cultureversey, a group that blends hip hop, urban soul, modern jazz and funk.
LYNETTE WASHINGTON winner of the Jazzmobile Jazz Vocal Competition, featured on WBGO’s Singers Unlimited Show, worked with artists Aretha Franklin, U2, Celia Cruz and Clifford Jordan, New Voices of Freedom, and Lenny Kravitz. She is an iTunes Essential Jazz Artist. http://musicians.allaboutjazz.com/lynettewashington
Place 70th Road between Queens Blvd and Austin Street, Forest Hills
Time: 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Free Admission, Seating Available