The departed legendary R&B hitmaker/crooner Chuck Jackson will be honored in a Celebration Of Life event - hosted by Grammy winning icon Dionne Warwick, performing arts advocate Voza Rivers (Executive Director of the New Heritage Theater in NYC's Harlem) and legendary songwriter/singer Valerie Simpson. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 24th, 2023, 7 pm ET, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – located at 515 Malcolm X Blvd in New York City's Harlem.
Chuck Jackson was known for hits such as "Any Day Now (My Wild Beautiful Bird)", "I Don't Want To Cry" and "I Keep Forgettin'". His passionate performances has thrilled fans and music lovers alike.
The Celebration Of Life will bring together family, friends, fans and fellow musicians to pay tribute to Jackson's legacy. The program will feature live performances from artists such as the legendary Melba Moore, video tributes from music industry colleagues, personal remembrances from retired Congressman, the Honorable Charles Rangel and others.
Left to right - Dionne Warwick, Voza Rivers, Valerie Simpson
"I am honored to be a part of this celebration of Chuck's life and legacy," shares Dionne Warwick. "His music is a cornerstone for R&B generations which continues to inspire artists today. We will remember Chuck's incredible talent and the joy he brough to so many through his music."
Voza Rivers, the producer of numerous cultural events in New York City, shares, "Chuck was and is a pioneer who paved the way for many artists. This event is an opportunity to celebrate Chuck's contributions to music and to recognize his lasting impact in our industry."
"Chuck Jackson was a friend and a collaborator," says Valerie Simpson, known for writing/recording several classics with her departed husband, Nickolas Ashford as Ashford & Simpson. "His music influenced the work Nick and I created. I am honored to join Dionne and Voza in celebrating Chuck's life and legacy".
New Heritage Theatre Group and Harlem Arts Alliance are proud to be a part of The Celebration Of Life for the late Chuck Jackson.