June 16, 2021
CHICAGO – On Saturday, June 19th, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Central Daylight Time) Corbett vs. Dempsey will be celebrating Juneteenth with a live performance by saxophonist, trumpeter, and valve trombonist Joe McPhee and Chicago-based cellist Tomeka Reid.
Britt Julious writes, ” ‘Joe often repeats the phrase ‘Don’t postpone joy.’ Sorry, Joe, we did have to postpone it, but at least joy wasn’t canceled. It’s about to happen!’ added John Corbett, co-founder of Corbett vs. Dempsey. ‘We asked McPhee for a name for the event and he gave us a line from ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing.’ Our presentation is called ‘Let Our Rejoicing Rise.’ We are feeling those feelings right now, a sense of being grateful and buoyant.’ “
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