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LINEAGE BLACK MUSIC SERIES: Lea, Ndosi, Seru and Lila Ammons Jazz Group

  • Pimento Jamaican Rum Bar 2524 Nicollet Avenue Minneapolis, MN, 55404 United States (map)

Presented by Julian Manzara as part of The Cedar Artist Collective

LINEAGE BLACK MUSIC SERIES: Lea, Ndosi, Seru and Lila Ammons Jazz Group

Saturday, September 28th, 2019 / Doors: 6:30 PM / Show: 7:00 PM

All Ages

Mixed Seated and Standing

$5, $10, $15, or $20

This event will take place at Pimento Rumbar, 2524 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404.

This is a 21+ show.

This is both a standing and seated show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online and by phone.

At the door, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.


Lineage: Black Music Series is a live music series held monthly at Pimento Jamaican Kitchen. The series seeks to honor the Black Heritage of several American musical forms, hold space for Black artists, and make this music more widely accessible. The first night of the series features amazing talent from our local community: a trio with Babatunde Lea, Mankwe Ndosi, and Davu Seru, followed by Lila Ammons Jazz Group!

The series is a project by Julian Manzara with support from The Cedar Cultural Center and the Cedar Artist Collective.

About babatunde lea, mankwe ndosi, and davu seru

Which Minnesota has Coltrane and the Bay Area wrought? Which mystic AACM and Ife thing? Which black text that knows itself as figure and speech?

babatunde lea. mankwe ndosi. davu seru.

voice. percussion. music.

a trio who embodies the virtues of a wisdom tradition

some deep reserve stowed in a historical afrodiasporic bag

the connecting threads, mother wit and the overstanding of a world without grace

Until it do.

About Lila Ammons

Lila Ammons has forged a path in music that honors tradition and her own expressive impulses. Beginning her vocal career in opera houses and concert halls, she later returned to her familial roots in jazz and classic blues. (she is the niece of tenor sax titan Gene “Jug” Ammons and the granddaughter of the great boogie woogie pianist, Albert Ammons). She has gained popular and critical acclaim touring Europe, the UK, and Brazil with German pianist Axel Zwingenberger, and as feature vocalist with the ABC&D of Boogie Woogie Quartet with Zwingenberger and Charlie Watts. Ammons has won fans of bossa to blues performing at some of the Midwest’s and Europe's largest Boogie Woogie, Blues, and Jazz festivals. The Lila Ammons Jazz Group performs regularly in her hometown of Minneapolis, MN. Through recordings and live performances alike, Ammons continues to attract new audiences with her nuanced vocal jazz narratives, a respect for traditional blues.


Lila Ammons Jazz Quartet performing courtesy of SWTV's YouTube channel.


The Cedar’s Artist Collective is a group of curatorial artists and cultural liaisons from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who are advising efforts at The Cedar Cultural Center to expand access and diversify programming. The group is comprised of of artists associated with Midnimo and the Cedar Commissions: Ritika Ganguly, Julian Manzara, Dameun Strange, Harbi, Ifrah Mansour, and Greg Grease.

These innovative artists have spent 2019 curating their own shows at The Cedar, developing initiatives to increase access to the arts at The Cedar, and advising our staff and programming. This is The Cedar’s first-ever multicultural, multi-genre music collective in the organization’s 30-year history.



Earlier Event: September 27
HAWKTAIL with Nickel & Rose