Featuring Poogie Bell and Anqwenique Wingfield
The 10th annual Suite Life is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of KST namesake Billy Strayhorn. Raised in Homewood, the legendary pianist, arranger and composer studied music at an early age, then joined musical ensembles, performed on local radio and wrote music, before making an indelible mark in the world of jazz.
For decades, Strayhorn made essential contributions to The Duke Ellington Orchestra, sharing in a rich collaboration and shaping American songwriting and culture. This concert celebrates Strayhorn’s continued influence on artists today, and works to ensure that his work inspires generations to come.
Proceeds benefit the Strayhorn Legacy Fund, which supports youth and family programming at KST.