EW Wainwright (EWW)
has performed in AfroSolo several times as a sideman. We are excited to have him this year as a lead artist. He is an award winning internationally acclaimed jazz drummer, performing arts consultant, and producer. EWW has had an impressive 40 year career, represented by his command performance for the U.S. State Department, performances at Carnegie Hall and with Nelson Mandela's USA tour in 1990.
On February 19th 2012, EWW returned to Carnegie Hall under the baton of Dr. J. Hairston and 300 voices with the New England symphony orchestra. He has worked locally with such notables as Bobby Hutcherson, John Handy, Joe Henderson, to name a few.
In the mid-1970s, Wainwright lived in New York, where he performed and toured with McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Albert Daily, Buster Williams, Azar Lawrence, and Eddie Palmierie; during that time he also performed at Carnegie Hall with Rahsaan Roland Kirk and McCoy Tyner. Accompanying him will be Fred Harris on piano, Richard Howell on saxophone and Destiny Muhammad on Harp.