Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen’s & Valerie Stephens special brunch tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Valerie Stephens is an amazing jazz performer that I have been a fan of for a number of years. On Monday, January 21st she along with her band, whom she fondly calls her “blessings” gave an
outstanding tribute to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The tribute was around a speech on the importance of jazz. Along with reading from this speech (which I’ve never heard before) and songs from the civil rights, his words were profound and meaningful. Selections such as “Mississippi God Damn” and closing with “We Shall Overcome.” I listened as Stephens read from the speech and she ended with “Jazz being action for hope, freedom, and love.”