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Joel Martin Brings Inspiring Footsteps Of Peace To Bridgeport

Musicians Joel A. Martin and Rick Reyes will perform at Footsteps of Peace on Friday at The Klein in Bridgeport.
Musicians Joel A. Martin and Rick Reyes will perform at Footsteps of Peace on Friday at The Klein in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. —Acclaimed musician Joel A. Martin and local favorite Rick Reyes are among the performers who will take The Klein stage April 28 for Footsteps of Peace, an evening of jazz, rap, classical and gospel.

Set to begin at 8 p.m., this memorable program also includes cellist Eugene Friesen, gospel jazz singer Jolie Rocke Brown, jazz singer Sharon Clark and Massachusetts-based teen rap duo Roshay and AJ, who will offer their positive “Stop the Violence” message.

Footsteps of Peace is a national initiative for peace and the eradication of racism celebrated in performances of original music, signing, art and the spoken word. The two-hour concert aims to enlighten, entertain and inspire change.

Each year Footsteps of Peace pays tribute to a world humanitarian and the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is the 2017 honoree. Marshall was the first African-American Justice of the Supreme Court and was instrumental in ending legal segregation.

Jose Nadeau, a live visual artist, will paint a portrait of Marshall on stage during the concert.

Tickets to the event are $15 to $50. Tickets may be purchased at The Klein box office at 910 Fairfield Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays as well as online and by phone 800- 424-0160, ext. 2. Group discounts are available through the Connecticut AARP website.

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