* Janelle Gill: Tribute to Lena Horne

Pianist Janelle Gill attended Howard University and is a graduate of Duke Ellington School for the Arts. Born and raised in D.C., Gill’s style reflects the various musical influences present in her upbringing. She is at once lyrical, technically proficient, and in the pocket, creating new directions for each musical moment.

She leads a tribute to legendary singer Lena Horne, joined by Jean DeVerne



Savannah Harris

About Savannah Harris

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Savannah is a drummer and writer currently studying journalism at Howard University, where she writes the Hilltop newspaper’s “Femiknowledge” column. Growing up in Oakland, Calif., she learned drums at an early age, studying with her father Fred Harris and her step-father Khalil Shaheed. A member of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble, she has also performed independently with names such as Geri Allen and Marcus Belgrave. In 2014 she joined the world-renowned faculty at NJPAC’s All-Female Jazz Residency Week. Reach Savannah at savannah@capitalbop.com.