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On May 22, 2022, we returned to our first live and in-person recital since November of 2019. A limited audience of 50 people cheered on 12 enthusiastic performers with special guests, Jon Oace, Jay Harris, and Cary Buchanan.
Inspired by the words of Jon Batiste, winner of this year’s Album of the Year Grammy Award, the theme of the recital is Be You.
On receiving the award for his album, We Are, Batiste said,
“I believe this to my core. There is no best musician, best artist, best dancer, best actor. Creative arts are subjective and they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most. It’s like a song or an album is made and it almost has a radar to find a person when they need it the most. I mean, man! I thank God. I just put my head down and I work on the craft everyday. I love music. I been playing since I was a little boy. It’s more than entertainment for me. It’s a spiritual practice. Every single artist that was nominated in this category. I actually love and have had experiences, out of body experiences with your music. I honor you. This is for real artists, real musicians, just keep going! Be you! I love you even if I don’t know you! Goodnight!”