Our next concerts will be held in January 2025.

We will be posting complete video of our recent 2024 concerts soon.


What’s Going On: A Concert of Music by African American Composers
Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28, 2024 at 3:00 pm
Performing Arts Center
Eastside College Preparatory School
1041 Myrtle St, East Palo Alto, CA


Musicians of the African American Composer Initiative will present their annual concert to
benefit Eastside College Preparatory School on Saturday January 27 and Sunday January 28,
2024 at 3 pm in the school’s Performing Arts Center, 1041 Myrtle Street, East Palo Alto, CA
94303. Ticket proceeds benefit this outstanding all-scholarship school.

A musical response to our times, the program draws from music that inspires, uplifts, and
energizes – spirituals, jazz, and classical music, vocal and instrumental. Bay Area musicians will
be joined by jazz greats pianist Valerie Capers and bassist John H. Robinson.
Composers include Margaret Bonds, John Wesley Work III, Jacqueline Hairston, Valerie Capers,
John H. Robinson, Jeremiah Evans, Regina Harris Baiocchi, Valerie Coleman, Shawn Okpebholo,
John Worley, and Marvin Gaye.


Click on a date below to view the program from that concert. You may then click on a composition name to view video of that performance.