Access for All is a new initiative generously supported by Art Bridges Foundation, which aims to increase access at museums across America and foster engagement with local audiences. In celebration of this new initiative, local saxophonist and composer, Ronell Regis will perform his gospel, R&B, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, and acrobat compositions in the Museum’s lobby. FREE, registration requested.
More about the Performer:
Ronell Regis is a saxophonist and composer born into the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York City. It was in Brooklyn where he was exposed to immense diversity especially in the Caribbean realm through his Grenadian parents.
He then moved to Atlanta, GA where he attended Tri-Cities High School then he began playing jazz at 15. He began playing saxophone for his home church at 12 years old starting from hymns to spirituals to gospel music. He then attended Kent State University where he completed his undergraduate Jazz Studies degree in the Spring of 2022.
Through his compositions, he blends his experiences in gospel, R&B, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, dancehall, afrobeat, etc. at any given moment. Examples of this aspiration can be found in his work through his suite, Grenada to the World, a dedication to his family’s history in Grenada while also pinpointing the culture/history of the island. Also, through his upcoming self-produced album, IV, which combines his love of all black music aspects, unleashing another side of his musical ear that explains the four years of his mental and musical growth as an individual from ages 18-22.
Currently as a gigging, recording, and traveling musician, highlighting the importance of the black diaspora and its musical evolution is at the forefront of his work and purpose. It is all in correlation with the push towards equality.
Free, registration requested