Sugar Hill Mornings is a summer musical performance series (May-August) that began in 2018 exhibition as part of programming for the exhibition Jewel Bright: Kaleidoscope of Neighborhood Gems. Last year we launched this series in collaboration with the Jazz Foundation of America to highlight the legendary talent of neighborhood pianist, Marjorie Eliot. We are partnering with the Jazz Foundation this summer and again celebrating the longstanding history of musical genius inherent to Sugar Hill. This year’s program has been devised to foster intergenerational
exchange and reiterate themes present in this year's exhibitions, amplifying the power of listening, memory, and the human voice as a tool for societal uplift.
Harlem native, Annette St. John
was born into a family of performers and has a wide-ranging vocal style. She has performed in such venues as the Apollo and worked with such greats as George Benson and Beverly Crosby. Annette will sing classic songs that illuminate the spirit of our neighborhood.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc.