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Afro American Music Institute celebrates 37th anniversary with Frank McComb

click to enlarge Frank McComb - PHOTO: AAMI PRESS RELEASE
Photo: AAMI Press Release
Frank McComb
On Sat., Aug. 31, the Afro American Music Institute (AAMI) celebrates its 37th anniversary with a fundraising event at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, featuring a performance from Frank McComb, a world-renowned soul, jazz, R&B, singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and recording artist.

McComb has collaborated with top artists and musicians such as Prince, Chaka Khan, Will Smith, Najee, Branford Marsalis, George Duke, and many, many more.

Other headliners for the evening include the AAMI faculty All Star Band featuring Dewayne "Mister " Chandler, a nationally recognized recording artist who will be presenting a musical tribute to Pittsburgh Jazz & R&B icon George Benson. All of this will be hosted by WZUM Jazz Radio’s Chuck Leavens.

Prior to the show, there will be a silent auction and VIP Artist Meet and Greet reception.

The Afro American Music Institute, co-founded by Dr. James and Pamela Johnson, is a 501c3 nonprofit music education and performance organization that, over the past 37 years, has served thousands of students throughout the greater Pittsburgh area. Former AAMI students have gone on professionally to perform, write, produce, and create songs with industry greats such as Ahmed Jamal, Janet Jackson, Arianna Grande, Justin Timberlake, and Jennifer Lopez.

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