he music, sights, and words that invigorated a nation, stirred protests, and effected change in the 1960s are celebrated. Folk songs and R&B classics like Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and “We Shall Overcome”—the anthem of the era—define a time when voices were raised and arms were interlocked in a movement seeking justice and social change. A stellar cast of performers whose music inspired and entertained is joined by the next generation of performers with something to say. This multimedia performance reminds us of this remarkable time that resonates today.
Otis Redding III
Ray Chew, Music Director
Additional artists to be announced
The Your Time To Shine Team (yourtime2shine.org) continues to find and nurture talent in Bridgeport, Connecticut with our after school programs and showcases. This showcase will be for the students and parents of Hall School (K-8th grade.) The next open-to-the-public showcase will be in January!
Private event with Matt Whittaker Band, Cassandra Wilson, Davell Crawford, Monty Alexander, Alexis Morass, and special guests. Mintons Playhouse, Harlem, NY
Matt will be playing along with The Harlem Gospel Choir and some of Switzerland's most loved artists:
Headlining at the stage at 135th and Frederick Douglass Boulevard
YOUR TIME TO SHINE is an organization of inspired artists who are committed to healing cultural and economic divides through the joy and celebration of music. Its focus is teaching music and life skills to youth from in-need communities. YTTS started in Bridgeport, CT and is becoming a global force.
Co-Founders Matt Oestreicher and Joe Gray will perform along with the Your Time To Shine band and 70 kids from Kindergarten to 8th grade!