Sistas' Place/Dwight West and Liberation/ Saturday, December 11th@9 and 10:30pm

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#1 Fri, 2010-12-10 19:31
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Sistas' Place/Dwight West and Liberation/ Saturday, December 11th@9 and 10:30pm

> Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A
> Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 16th Season
> with vocalist Dwight West and his group  Liberation featuring saxophonist
> David Robinson, pianist Brandon McCune, bassist Michael Logan and drummer
> Greg Searvance.
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> Dwight West is one powerful vocalist who Sistas' Place audiences have
> heard snippets of with Amiri and Amina Baraka's Blue Ark. When he last
> performed with own band he left no doubt why we always want to hear more of him.
> The brother can sing! His ability to write lyrics for the traditional Jazz
> standards and remake them into classics can only be matched by masters like
> King Pleasure and Eddie Jefferson. He's bringing a great group of musicians
> with him who will warm the pre-winter's night.
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> Don't Miss This!!
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> Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org
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> Coming Events:
> Saturday, December 18-Eddie Allen's Jazzy Brass for the Holidays
> Saturday, January 8-Vincent Chancey
> Saturday, January 15-Louis Reyes Rivera with the Salim Washington Quintet
> Saturday, January 22-A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln featuring James Weidman
> with Jay Hoggard
> Saturday, January 29- Neil Clarke Group
> Saturday, February-5-Onaje Allen Gumbs
> Saturday, February 12-TBA
> Saturday, February 19- A Tribute to Benny Powell featuring TK Blue
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> Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.
> To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to
> http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html
> For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(www.ahmedian.com
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>       Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!
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> IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE
> THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT
> I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.
> JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?
> TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.
> DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....
>       © 2001 James Phillips 
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Thu, 2010-12-16 18:25
Ahmed Abdullah
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SIstas' Place/Eddie Allen-Jazzy Brass for the Holidays/Sat. Dec.

> Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A
> Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 16th Season
> with Eddie Allen and Jazzy Brass for the Holidays.
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> This project, which was recorded, will feature Eddie Allen and Cecil
> Bridgewater on trumpet/flugelhorn along with Mark Taylor on french horn, Don
> Tucker on trombone and a rhythm section of bassist
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> Kenny Davis and drummer Carl Allen, is a great idea. There are some
> beautiful songs  associated with this season and it is in some ways a shame we
> only hear them once a year. However, to have these songs played by a group
> of top notch musicians will be a wonderful treat!
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> Don't Miss This!!
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> Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org
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> Coming Events:
> Friday, December 31 New Year's Eve with Craig Harris!
> Saturday, January 8-Vincent Chancey
> Saturday, January 15-Louis Reyes Rivera with the Salim Washington/Donald
> Smith Quintet
> Saturday, January 22-A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln featuring James Weidman
> with Jay Hoggard
> Saturday, January 29- Neil Clarke Group
> Saturday, February-5-Onaje Allen Gumbs
> Saturday, February 12-TBA
> Saturday, February 19- A Tribute to Benny Powell featuring TK Blue
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> Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.
> To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to
> http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html
> For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(www.ahmedian.com
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> JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?
> TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.
> DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....
>       © 2001 James Phillips 
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Fri, 2011-02-18 16:35
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Sistas' Place/T.K. Blue in Tribute to Benny Powell plus.../Satur





Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 16th Season with saxophonist  T.K. Blue (http://www.tkblue.com/tkblue-welcome.html) and his quartet featuring pianist James Weidman, bassist Essiet Essiet and drummer Willie Martinez in Tribute to trombonist Benny Powell Saturday, February 19th@9 and 10:30pm. 





As well, on Sunday, February 20th at 3pm there will be a book signing and talk by Randy Weston regarding "The Autobiography of Randy Weston: African Rhythms," composed by Randy Weston and arranged by Willard Jenkins (who will also be present). 





Benny Powell was a great master of this Music of the Spirit, if you ever spoke to him for any length of time you would be totally convinced of that fact because any conversation with him included both spirituality and music.





These two special events for African American History Month both feature Benny Powell prominently as he along with T. K. Blue was on the frontline in Randy Weston's African Rhythms. It is also quite appropriate that Benny Powell should be celebrated at Sistas' Place because 11 years ago, he was one of the players to perform the first Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at this venue lending his talents and considerable reputation in the process.





Benny Powell also was an inspiration in getting that first Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival off the ground by bringing his wealth of experience to the table in meeting after meeting. On Saturday T.K. Blue will honor him with music and since he was a major part of Randy Weston's African Rhythms, we are sure he will also be featured in that forum.  Don't miss these two days of African American History in the making!



Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org



Coming Events:

Saturday, February 26-Karen Francis





Saturday, March 5th-Synergy for the Arts:

at PS 3, 50 Jefferson Avenue (between Bedford and Franklin, one block from Sistas' Place) from 4-7pm.

A Fundraiser for the Noel Pointer Foundation and PS 3 9 ($20 adults and $10 for children)

featuring: The Group- trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah, violinist Charles Burnham, drummer Andrew Cyrille, pianist D.D. Jackson and tubaist Bob Stewart plus

The Misonmer(s) with SOS (violinist Michele Joo) and hip hop artist Knewdles

plus youth groups from PS 3 and the Noel Pointer Foundation









Saturday, March 12-TBA

Saturday, March 19-Aziza Miller

Saturday, March 26-Lil Phillips

Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place: Jazz: A Music of the Spirit; Legends Past and Present

Saturday, April 2-James Spaulding

Saturday, April 9-A Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Alan Jay Palmer

Saturday, April 16- A Tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor featuring Jimmy Owens

Saturday, April 23-TBA



Saturday, April 30-TBA







Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE
eTThell as educating and creating new opportunities f

YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE



IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      © 
2001 James Phillips 



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.























Sat, 2011-03-19 05:40
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Sistas' Place/Aziza Miller Trio!/Saturday, March 19th@9 and 10:3

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon), continues its 16th Season with vocalist/pianist/poet Aziza Miller with bassist Shawn Whitley and drummer Alex Alexander, Saturday, March 19th@ 9 and 10:30pm. 







For the second presentation of Women's History Month we present Aziza Miller. Folks need to recognize that Aziza Miller is fierce! She has become a regular at Sistas' Place because of the gift she has as a pianist, poet, singer, composer and bandleader



Don't miss her trio!





Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---
(www.ahmedian.com









Check out Willard Jenkins blog on Sistas' Place:

http://www.openskyjazz.com/blog/



                            Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place



Coming Events:

Women's History Month At Sistas' Place

Saturday, March 26-Lil Phillips



Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place: Jazz: A Music of the Spirit; Legends Past and Present



Saturday, April 2-James Spaulding

Saturday, April 9-A Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Alan Jay Palmer with Rome Neal (doing excerpts from Monk, the play)

Saturday, April 16- Jimmy Owens plus...with Danny Mixon, Kenny Davis in A Tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor

Saturday, April 23-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora (Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra)

Saturday, April 30- A Tribute to Max Roach featuring George Gray



Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE
eTThell as educating and creating new opportunities f

YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE



IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      © 
2001 James Phillips 



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.































Fri, 2011-03-25 01:20
Ahmed Abdullah
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Sistas' Place /Lil Phillips+Trio celebrates Ella and Spring/Sat.





Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon), continues its 16th Season with Lil Phillips and her Trio, Saturday, March 26@ 9 and 10:30pm. 





Lil Phillips brings her Trio to Sistas' Place to celebrate the arrival of spring (we hope) by paying tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald and the wonderful songs of spring.



Regulars at Sistas' Place know the brilliant voice of Lil Phillips.  She sings the signature piece, our theme song (written by husband James Phillips), twice each Saturday night before the band plays. This Saturday we get to hear that soulful and unique voice live and in person celebrating one of the legends of Jazz: A Music of the Spirit.









Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---
(www.ahmedian.com



Check out Willard Jenkins blog on Sistas' Place:





http://www.openskyjazz.com/blog/







             Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





Coming Events:



Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place: Jazz: A Music of the Spirit; Legends Past and Present:



Saturday, April 2-James Spaulding

Saturday, April 9-A Tribute to Thelonius Monk featuring Alan Jay Palmer with Rome Neal (doing excerpts from Monk, the play)

Saturday, April 16- Jimmy Owens plus...with Danny Mixon, Kenny Davis in A Tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor

Saturday, April 23-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora (Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra)

Saturday, April 30- A Tribute to Max Roach featuring George Gray Saturday, May 7-Keisha Saint Joan and Bertha Hope

Saturday, May 14-Carl Bartlett

Saturday, May 21-Robert Rutledge

Saturday, May 28-TBA



Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE
eTThell as educating and creating new opportunities f

YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE



IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      © 
2001 James Phillips 



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.



































Tue, 2011-04-12 01:45
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Sistas' Place/Alan J. Palmer Quartet+Rome Neal/Tribute to Monk/T

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon), continues its 16th Season with The Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival  Presenting Legends Past and Present with the Alan Jay Palmer Quartet + Rome Neal in a Tribute to Thelonius Monk, Saturday, April 9th @9 and 10:30pm. 



Alan Jay Palmer is a brilliant pianist and composer whose long association with the late great Jackie McLean provoked the following comment from that master: "Alan is a very talented composer, his songs are beautiful and original.  His piano style is fresh yet you can hear his heroes Monk, Bud and Ellington whispering in his ear."  Jackie McLean



In keeping with the theme of this year's festival Mr. Palmer will present the music of Thelonius Monk in the classic quartet setting that characterized most of the music from that genius. On hand to help bring the spirit of Monk in the room will be Rome Neal doing excerpts from the play of the same name. 

"Music is what we do as humans, it is at the center of our culture."  Alan Jay Palmer





Don't Miss This!!!









Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---
(www.ahmedian.com



Check out Willard Jenkins blog on Sistas' Place:



http://www.openskyjazz.com/blog/











             
Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





Coming Events:



Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place: Jazz: A Music of the Spirit; Legends Past and Present:



Saturday, April 16- Jimmy Owens plus...with Danny Mixon, Kenny Davis in A Tribute to Dr. Billy Taylor

Saturday, April 23-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora (Dispersions of the Spirit of Ra) featuring Dr. Salim Washington on woodwinds, D.D. Jackson on piano,  bassist Radu, drummer Reggie Nicholson, with poet Louis Reyes Rivera and vocalist Monique Ngozi Nri and Miles Griffith

Saturday, April 30- A Tribute to Max Roach featuring George Gray Saturday, May 7-Keisha Saint Joan and Bertha Hope

Saturday, May 14-Saxophonist Carl Bartlett

Saturday, May 21-Ronnie Burrage with Frank Lacy and Lonnie Plaxico

Saturday, May 28-Robert Rutledge in a Memorial Day Tribute to Freddie Hubbard







Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.





To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE
eTThell as educating and creating new opportunities f

YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      © 
2001 James Phillips 



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.





























































Sat, 2011-05-14 03:15
Ahmed Abdullah
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Sistas' Place/Carl Bartlett Jr. Quintet/Saturday, May 14th@9 and

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is our Weapon), continues its 16th Season with the Carl Bartlett Jr. Quintet featuring trumpeter Charles Bartlett, pianist Sharp Radway, bassist Eric Lemon and drummer Lucianna Padmore on Saturday, May 14th @9 and 10:30pm.



Saxophonist Carl Bartlett Jr. is a bright young hope for this music. A graduate of The Manhattan School of Music, with a very mature sound, he has already released his first recording as leader with most of the same people he will be performing with. His gift in music comes genetically as both his father, Carl Bartlett senior and his uncle Charles Bartlett (who will be performing) are musicians. Together they comprise a group called the Bartlett Comtemporaries.



He has chosen his colleagues well with the brilliant Sharp Radway on piano and the intuitive and in tune Eric Lemon on bass along with a another young genius Lucianna Padmore on drums, not to mention the masterly trumpet playing of his uncle Charles Bartlett.



The spirit of Sankofa says that you need to see where you've been to know where you are and to see where you are going. All of these elements are present in this ensemble!



Carl Bartlett Jr's new CD
Hopeful will be on sale.



Don't miss the chance to envision our future!






Check out the web-site at www.sistasplace.org

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---
(www.ahmedian.com



Check out Willard Jenkins blog on Sistas' Place:



http://www.openskyjazz.com/blog/











             
Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!



Coming Events:



Saturday Nights at Sistas' Place:





Saturday, May 21-Ronnie Burrage with trombonist Frank Lacy, Kelvyn Bell on guitar, and Kim Clarke on bass/ A CD release party!

Saturday, May 28-Robert Rutledge in a Memorial Day Tribute to Freddie Hubbard







Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.





To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html

For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE
eTThell as educating and creating new opportunities f

YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      © 
2001 James Phillips 



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.



























Thu, 2011-09-22 04:40
Ahmed Abdullah
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Sistas' Place/Amiri and Amina Baraka's Blue Ark/Saturday, Septem

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), begins its 17th season with Amiri and Amina Baraka and Blue Ark in "A Tribute to John Coltrane," featuring saxophonist Rene McLean, pianist, Alan Jay Palmer, bassist Curtis Lundy, drummer Mark Johnson and vocalist Dwight West. Saturday, September 24th@9 and 10:30pm.



For the last 17 years, Sistas' Place has begun its season around John Coltrane's arrival day on the planet (September 23rd). This year marks a special note. The Barakas and Blue Ark re-connect us with the Black Arts Repertory Theater/ School (BARTS), in Harlem. John Coltrane was one of the featured performers at a benefit for that cultural center at the Village Gate in 1965. The historic recording called
The New Wave in Jazz (on Impulse A-90) also featured some of the greatest names in the Music of the Spirit including Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler, Don Ayler, Sun Ra (although not on the recording), Charles Tolliver, Grachan Moncur III, James Spaulding, Sonny Murray, Marion Brown, Elvin Jones, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, Billy Higgins and Bobby Hutcherson.



On Saturday, September 24th, Sistas' Place will once again re-establish itself as a home for creative expressions that combine the social, political, historical and spiritual reality of a people.



“Trane is now a scope of feeling. A more fixed traveler, whose wildest onslaughts are gorgeous artifacts not even deaf people shd miss.”  Amiri Baraka, 1965



Don't miss this!!!



Call 718 398-1766 for reservations.  $25 in advance and $30 at the door.



Coming Events:

Saturday, October 1st - James Weidman/Jay Hoggard Group

Saturday, October 8th-TBA

Young Talent Night:

Friday, October 14th-Adrian and LDC

Saturday, October 15th-A Tribute to Lester Bowie featuring Brass Fantasy under the direction of Bob Stewar


Saturday, October 22nd-TBA

Saturday, October 29th-Bluiett



To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE




YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.

Wed, 2011-09-28 02:30
Ahmed Abdullah
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Sistas Place/James Weidman and Jay Hoggard Group/Saturday, Oct 1

Sistas' Place, 456 Nostrand Avenue at Jefferson Avenue (where Jazz:  A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with James Weidman and Jay Hoggard with Brad Jones and Bruce Cox, Saturday, October 1st@9 and 10:30pm.



Pianist James Weidman and vibraphonist Jay Hoggard have been collaborators on many wonderful projects over the years (a few of them have been at Sistas' Place). These two veterans of melodic innovation will partner with two other equally talented individuals, bassist Brad Jones and drummer Bruce Cox, which should make for a very exciting night of music.



Don't miss this!!!



Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. 



Coming Events:



Saturday, October 8th- Akua Dixon Quartet

Young Talent Night:

Friday, October 14th-Adrian and LDC

Saturday, October 15th-A Tribute to Lester Bowie featuring Brass Fantasy under the direction of Bob Stewar


Saturday, October 22nd-TBA

Saturday, October 29th-Bluiett



To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE




YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.

Tue, 2011-11-08 23:35
Ahmed Abdullah
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Sistas' Place/Bluiett!!!/Saturday, November 12th@9 and 10:30pm

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with a  dynamic group led by the mighty Bluiett, featuring Kelvyn Bell on guitar, bassist Essiet Essiet, drummer Jerome Jennings and the great saba player from Senegal, Margueye, Saturday, November 12th @ 9 and 10:30pm.



The unusual snowstorm of Saturday, October 29th postponed the occasion of Bluiett's return to Sistas' Place which allowed him time to bring together these players under his leadership. And this band   promises to be an event!



Don't Miss This!





Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:



Saturday, November 19th-Aziza Miller

Saturday, December 3rd-Kiane Zawadi

Saturday, December 10th-TBA

Saturday, December 17th-Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch





To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(www.ahmedian.com



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.



Sat, 2011-12-03 10:30
Ahmed Abdullah
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TONITE!! Sistas' Place/Kiane Zawadi Quintet @9 and 10:30pm

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with the quintet of trombonist Kiane Zawadi  featuring Charles Davis Jr. on saxophone, Sharp Radway on piano, bassist Radu and Taru Alexander on drums  Saturday, December 3rd @ 9 and 10:30pm.



Past master trombonist Kiane Zawadi makes a rare appearance as a leader of an ensemble and he has chosen a group of top flight musicians for the excursion. With the superb rhythm section of Sharp Radway, Radu and Taru Alexander and the emotive and analytical brilliance of Charles Davis Jr., this should be a wonderful night of music.



Don't Miss It!




Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:

Saturday, December 10th-Vanessa Rubin

Saturday, December 17th-Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch




New Year's Eve-Craig Harris 



Saturday, January 7th-TBA 

   Saturday, January 14th-Keisha Saint Joan and Bertha Hope Group

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  Saturday, January 21st-TBA

  Saturday, January 28th-TBA


African American History Month Celebrations

Saturday, February 4th-Carl Barlett Jr./ The Music of Sonny Stitt

Saturday, February 11th-Miles Griffith/Origins of the Blues

Saturday, February 18th-Ted Daniel in Tribute to King Oliver

Saturday, February 25th-Reggie Woods in Tribute to Dexter Gordon



To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com)



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.







Sat, 2011-12-10 02:55
Ahmed Abdullah
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Sistas' Place/Vanessa Rubin and Trio/Saturday, December 10th@9 a

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with the fabulous Vaness Rubin and her Trio, Saturday, December 10th @ 9 and 10:30pm.



An early Xmas present might include bringing someone you love to a concert featuring Vanessa Rubin and her Trio. The best venue for that is Sistas' Place because there, Ms Rubin is in her element and she always gets house.



Don't Miss It!




Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:

Saturday, December 17th-Tulivu Donna Cumberbatch

New Year's Eve-Craig Harris

Saturday, January 7th-TBA

Saturday, January 14th-Keisha Saint Joan and Bertha Hope Group

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Saturday, January 21st-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

Saturday, January 28th-TBA

African American History Month Celebrations

Saturday, February 4th-Carl Barlett Jr./ The Music of Sonny Stitt

Saturday, February 11th-Miles Griffith/Origins of the Blues

Saturday, February 18th-Ted Daniel in Tribute to King Oliver

Saturday, February 25th-Reggie Woods in Tribute to Dexter Gordon





To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com)



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.

Tue, 2012-01-17 01:45
Ahmed Abdullah
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Joined: 2010-12-10 19:35

Sistas' Place/Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora/Saturday, January 21st@9

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora featuring Alex Harding on baritone saxophone, pianist D.D.Jackson, bassist Radu, drummer Reggie Nicholson, vocalist Miles Griffith, vocalist/poet Monique Ngozi Nri and poet Louis Reyes Rivera, Saturday, January 21st @ 9 and 10:30pm.



Once in a while Ahmed Abdullah switches hats from that of music director of Sistas' Place to that of trumpeter/bandleader. This Saturday is such an occasion and the band will include some of the foundational members of the band. Alex Harding will be back on break from touring with the great musical "Fela." Along with Alex will be D.D. Jackson, Radu and Reggie Nicholson keeping a strong rhythmic groove. As well, vocalist Miles Griffith will add his powerful lungs to the mix that will also include the vocals and poetry of Monique Ngozi Nri and the poetry of Louis Reyes Rivera.



Don't Miss It!

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:

Saturday, January 28th-Bruce Cox Group

African American History Month Celebrations

Saturday, February 4th-Carl Barlett Jr./ The Music of Sonny Stitt

Saturday, February 11th-Miles Griffith/Origins of the Blues

Saturday, February 25th-Reggie Woods in Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Saturday, March 3rd-Ted Daniel Tribute to King Oliver

Saturday, March 10th-Akua Dixon/Aziza Miller in a Tribute to Harriet Tubman





To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com)



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.

Wed, 2012-02-08 21:05
Ahmed Abdullah
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Joined: 2010-12-10 19:35

Sistas' Place/Carl Bartlett Jr. Tribute to Sonny Stitt/Sat., Feb

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with the Carl Bartlett Jr. Quintet celebrating the music of the great Sonny Stitt, Saturday, February 4th @ 9 and 10:30pm.



The Carl Bartlett Jr. Quintet (Carl Bartlett, Jr. - alto saxophone, Charles Bartlett - trumpet, Sharp Radway - piano, Eric Lemon - bass
Shirazette Tinnin - drums) will open our African American History Month celebration of Music of the Spirit. 



Their celebration of the music of Sonny Stitt will coincide with Mr. Stitt's  88th birthday. Born February 2, 1924, Mr. Stitt's father was a music professor and his mother was a piano teacher, his brother was a pianist and his daughter Katea Stitt, is currently a very well known person on the Washington D.C, Jazz scene, keeping the tradition alive.



Saxophonist Sonny Stitt (he played both alto and tenor) was born in Boston, Massachusetts but grew up in Michigan. He was associated with some of the greatest names in the music like Billy Eckstine, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Gene Ammons, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, to name a few.




In fact, a  favorite sideman date is one done under Dizzy Gillespie's  leadership called Sonny Side Up with Dizzy Gillespie and the two Sonnys, Rollins and Stitt, with a rhythm section that included Ray

Bryant, Tommy Bryant and Charli Persip. This recording has to be one of the top ten classics of all time. By the time Mr. Stitt had left the planet from Washington D.C. in 1982, he had at least a 100 recordings under his own name and many more with other musicians.  




It's appropriate that Carl Bartlett Jr. would chose Sonny Stitt to honor because he, like Sonny Stitt, grew up in a musical family (The Bartlett Contemporaries is a well known musical group). His father is a saxophonist and his uncle plays the trumpet.



Carl Bartlett Jr.'s latest release,
Hopeful (which is getting national  airplay) correctly identifies the sentiment one feels about his presence in the music and therefore the music's future. Alto saxophonist Carl Bartlett, Jr. is an intense, yet humble young player who has very quickly made a name for himself on the New York Jazz scene because he can play, write and has that extra thing called stage presence that makes a significant difference.  He is joined by his uncle Charles Bartlett, a left-handed trumpeter and an educator with an approach and sound just as an unusual as playing the trumpet with his left hand. Pianist Sharp Radway never shies away from bringing some church into the house. Bassist Eric Lemon is a long time favorite at Sistas' Place because of his bedrock consistency on the instrument. Sistas' Place will welcome the newcomer to the house, drummer  Shirazette Tinnin.



Come out to support
our music in our month:) 

Don't Miss It!

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:



African American History Month Celebrations

Saturday, February 11th-Miles Griffith/Origins of the Blues

Saturday, February 25th-Reggie Woods in Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Saturday, March 3rd-Ted Daniel Tribute to King Oliver



Special Concerts Celebrating Women's History Month

Saturday, March 10th-Akua Dixon with poet Betty Neal in a Tribute to Harriet Tubman

Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th-Jay Hoggard Quartet



Friday, March 23rd & Saturday, March 24th-
Ladies Got Chops Week-End

Saturday, March 31st-Lil Phillips



Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place

Saturday, April 7th-Kenyetta Beasley Quintet/A Tribute to Frank Foster

Saturday, April 14th-James Spaulding Expressions

Saturday, April 21st-Reggie Nicholson Concept

Saturday, April 28th-Winard Harper Group/A Tribute to Bob Colley

Saturday, May 7th-Keith Loftis Group

Saturday, Mary 12th-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

Saturday, May 19th-Robert Rutledge in a Tribute to Malcolm X

Saturday, May 26th-Benny Russell- African Liberation Day Celebration







To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com)



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.






Wed, 2012-02-08 21:05
Ahmed Abdullah
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Joined: 2010-12-10 19:35

Sistas' Place/Miles Griffith Explores The Origins of the Blues/S

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with the Miles Griffith Quartet featuring pianist D.D. Jackson, bassist Hilliard Greene, and precussionist/vocalist David Pleasant, Saturday, February 11th @ 9 and 10:30pm.



For our second African American History Month presentation vocalist Miles Griffith has chosen to delve into the
Origins of the Blues. This subject is most appropriate anytime but particularly so during this month wherein our history is supposed to be scrutinized and celebrated. The music known as the Blues is a unique structure in that it is both simple and sophisticated at the same time and it is foundational to all music that comes from African American people.



The band Miles Griffith has put together to explore this theme is an excellent one. Mr. Griffith is an innovative vocalist who is rooted and fearless in attempting seemingly impossible vocal excursions. D.D. Jackson is certainly the right choice for this group's pianist as he can match Miles with equally daring pianistic improvisations. Hilliard Greene probably came to a wider appreciation through his work as a bassist in the late great Billy Bang's last band. He's a marvelous bass player with impeccable technique. David Pleasant is a one-man band and with his Gullah/Geeche background and presence, one should expect even more rootedness and creativity from this ensemble.  



Come out to support our music in our month:) 

Don't Miss It!

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:



African American History Month Celebrations

Saturday, February 11th-Miles Griffith/Origins of the Blues

Saturday, February 25th-Reggie Woods in Tribute to Dexter Gordon

Saturday, March 3rd-Ted Daniel Tribute to King Oliver



Special Concerts Celebrating Women's History Month

Saturday, March 10th-Akua Dixon with poet Betty Neal in a Tribute to Harriet Tubman

Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th-Jay Hoggard Quartet



Friday, March 23rd & Saturday, March 24th-
Ladies Got Chops Week-End

Saturday, March 31st-Lil Phillips



Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place

Saturday, April 7th-Kenyetta Beasley Quintet/A Tribute to Frank Foster

Saturday, April 14th-James Spaulding Expressions

Saturday, April 21st-Reggie Nicholson Concept

Saturday, April 28th-Winard Harper Group/A Tribute to Bob Colley

Saturday, May 7th-Keith Loftis Group

Saturday, Mary 12th-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

Saturday, May 19th-Robert Rutledge in a Tribute to Malcolm X

Saturday, May 26th-Benny Russell- African Liberation Day Celebration







To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com)



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.








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Sat, 2012-03-03 16:37
Ahmed Abdullah
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Joined: 2010-12-10 19:35

Sistas' Place/Reggie Woods/ A Tribute to Dexter Gordan/Sat. Feb

Sistas' Place, where Jazz: A Music of the Spirit Lives and Culture is a Weapon), continues its 17th season with the Reggie Woods Quintet in A Tribute To Saxophone Great Dexter Gordon, Saturday, February 25th @ 9 and 10:30pm.



Saxophonist Reggie Woods has put together an ensemble that includes trumpeter Graham Haynes, guitarist John Smith, organist Nathan Lucas and drummer George Gray to honor Dexter Gordon for the third in our African American History Month presentations.





Born February 27, 1923, in Los Angeles, California, Dexter Gordon is a perfect candidate for this Tribute to him that will occur two days before his 89th arrival day. Before he left the planet on April 25, 1990, Mr. Gordon, also known as "Long Tall Dexter" (because he was 6'6"), was celebrated as one of the great players and original voices in the music that Charlie Parker

and Dizzy Gillespie created. The recordings he did on Bluenote  and Columbia Records, during the last part of his life, are considered classics. Mr. Gordon was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category for his work in the 1986 movie,
Round Midnight.



With this Tribute to Dexter Gordon, Reggie Woods will be making his debut at Sistas' Place. A Queens, New York native, Reggie Woods counts Dexter Gordon as well as Gene Ammons among his influences. Reggie Woods has worked with some great names in the music including Jimmy Heath, Betty Carter, Doc Chetham, Ben E. King, Issac Hayes and Vanessa Rubin, to name a few. Reggie Woods has been documented as a composer having had Ms Rubin use two of his original compositions for her first two recordings.  Reggie Woods intends to play Dexter Gordon's original compositions (as well as some of his own), for this Tribute.



Come out to support
our music in our month:) 

Don't Miss It!

Call 718 398-1766 for reservations. Admission $20 with reservations/$25 at the door.



Coming Events:



African American History Month Celebration

Saturday, March 3rd-Ted Daniel Tribute to King Oliver



Special Concerts Celebrating Women's History Month

Saturday, March 10th-Akua Dixon with poet Betty Neal in a Tribute to Harriet Tubman

Friday, March 16th & Saturday, March 17th-Jay Hoggard Quartet



Friday, March 23rd & Saturday, March 24th-
Ladies Got Chops Week-End

Saturday, March 31st-Lil Phillips
A Tribute to Gloria Lynn



Central Brooklyn Jazz Festival at Sistas' Place

Saturday, April 7th-Kenyetta Beasley Quintet/A Tribute to Frank Foster

Saturday, April 14th-James Spaulding Expressions

Saturday, April 21st-Reggie Nicholson Concept

Saturday, April 28th-Winard Harper Group/A Tribute to Bob Colley

Saturday, May 7th-Keith Loftis Group

Saturday, Mary 12th-Ahmed Abdullah's Diaspora

Saturday, May 19th-Robert Rutledge in a Tribute to Malcolm X

Saturday, May 26th-Benny Russell- African Liberation Day Celebration







To check out the blog for the last performances at Sistas' Place go to

http://www.ahmedian.com/sistas.html



For more information on Jazz: A Music of the Spirit---(
www.ahmedian.com)



      Great Things Are Happening at Sistas' Place!





SISTAS’ PLACE



YOU’VE GOT TO CHECK OUT SISTAS' PLACE

IT’S REALLY SUCH A GROOVY SPACE

THE VIBES ARE WARM, THE MUSIC’S HOT

I CAN GUARANTEE YOU’LL LOVE THIS SPOT.

JUST IN NEW YORK FROM OUT OF TOWN?

TAKE MY ADVICE GET BROOKLYN BOUND.

DON’T HESITATE--JUST COME AND CHECK OUT SISTAS’ PLACE!....

      ©
2001 James Phillips



Programs at Sistas' Place are produced by The CODE Foundation in association with Shamal Books & Melchizedek Music Productions.








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