22nd Annual Evening of Jazz

Friday, August 18, 2017


KCD Theater
4100 Springdale Road
Louisville, KY 40241
5:30 p.m. – Pre-concert Reception
7:00 p.m. – Concert


The Evening of Jazz will feature The Ansyn Banks Quintet performing a tribute to Kenny Dorham.  Dorham was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer who performed with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Billy Eckstine and Mercer Ellington.  Dorham was best known for his album entitled Afro-Cuban which showcased his interest in combining Latin music with jazz.

Ansyn Banks, an associate professor of jazz trumpet at the University of Louisville, has performed with Dick Oatts, Harry Pickens, Chuck Marohnic, Hank Marr, Gene Walker, Melvin Rhyne and many other jazz artists.   He has also performed at jazz festivals throughout the nation.

Tickets to the Evening of Jazz will soon be available for sale through the KCD Theater website.  Plan to join us for a memorable evening in support of our signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®.

Special thanks to this year’s corporate and individual sponsors listed below. If you would like information about becoming a sponsor contact Paula Campbell, Director Development at 502.585.4733.


2017 Evening of Jazz Sponsors


Summa Cum Laude

Magna Cum Laude

Cum Laude

Dean’s List

Honor Roll