Black History Study Group features jazz educator Lisa Henry at next meeting

Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group News Release

Contact: kcblackhistory@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/kcblackhistory 

Study Group features Lisa Henry for Women's History Month

KANSAS CITY, MO—March 14, 2016- The Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group (GKCBHSG or “The Study Group”) welcomes the public to its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 21, 2016, 6 p.m. at Second Baptist Church (3620 East 39th Street, Kansas City, MO). In recognition of Women's History Month, the scheduled guest speaker for the meeting will be jazz artist Lisa Henry.

Lisa Henry is an internationally renowned performer and jazz educator based in Kansas City, MO. Henry began her early singing career in the Baptist Church at the age of 6. By age 12, she discovered and began performing jazz. Her professional jazz career began in the nightclubs of Kansas City at age 17. She was mentored by keyboardist Everette Devan, and performed with the Vince Bilardo Big Band and Steve Miller Orchestra. Her professional accomplishments include performing for the President at the White House, traveling internationally, leading and judging jazz competitions, and producing several successful jazz recordings. Henry will discuss her artistry as well as inspirational figures in jazz history.

The event is free, but RSVP’s are encouraged. Please respond to kcblackhistory@gmail.com.

GKCBHSG is a chartered branch of ASALH, the founders of Black History Month. Founded in September 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, ASALH operates as local, state, and international branches promoting greater knowledge of African American history through a program of education, research, and publishing. For more information on the Study Group, link to www.facebook.com/kcblackhistory. - 30 -

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