By:Â Cyndi Amaya
Many words can be used to describe the incredible Fred Ho. Words like saxophonist, composer, band leader, writer, producer, matriarchal socialist and even aspiring Luddite. But even with all these descriptions, another word undoubtedly comes to mind when thinking of Fred: revolutionary! Between the 6 published books, over 20 released CDs, and countless distinction awards, Fred Ho continues to wow audiences and fans with soulful compositions and arrangements and all with an undying passion for life and justice.
Fred Ho’s passion extends to not only showcasing ground-breaking music and musicians but also to bringing justice and respect to African and Asian cultures, even by avoiding the stereotypes attached to the word “jazz”. Red Rooster Harlem is not only proud to present Fred Ho in its upcoming concerts, but also the music of Cal Massey who was such an influence on Fred and numerous other musicians. Be sure to check out Fred Ho’s upcoming concerts in tribute to Cal Massey at the Red Rooster on Wednesday, February 22nd and Sunday, February 26th (for more information, click here); and in the meantime, check out our interview below with the man of the hour himself, Fred Ho! Read More