The Apollo presents a special concert celebrating rock legend Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix‘s star was born on the Apollo stage when he became an Amateur Night winner in 1964. He followed his Amateur Night win with additional appearances at the Apollo as the lead guitarist for The Isley Brothers, and a sideman for Little Richard, King Curtis and Wilson Pickett in 1964 and 1965. After The Animals (―We Gotta Get Out Of This Place‖) played the Apollo, their bassist Chas Chandler met with Hendrix, and in September, 1966 they headed to England—with Chas as Jimi‘s new manager and formed The Jimi Hendrix Experience that same year. The Jimi Hendrix Experience released the iconic debut album Are You Experienced in 1967.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix In Harlem will celebrate the guitar great’s strong roots and connection to the Apollo, and his music, from the early years on 125th Street as well as classic material from the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Hendrix in Harlem will feature funk/ska-punk/rock originators Fishbone with special guests the legendary Ernie Isley, ground breaking music icon Nona Hendryx and R&B/soul artist Liv Warfield.
Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7 PM & 11 PM
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, New York 10027, 212.531.5355