Don Pullen

An arts exhibit celebrating a Roanoke-born jazz great opens this evening at the Jefferson Center. Don Pullen left Roanoke after high school and gained worldwide acclaim as a pianist and composer.  Jefferson Center Executive Director Cyrus Pace says Pullen’s accomplishments are many and, to some extent, not fully appreciated in his home town.

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The center and Harrison Museum of African American Culture will jointly unveil the exhibit this evening. It includes paintings, photographs and a video documentary.The exhibit will conclude with a Don Pullen tribute concert at the Jefferson Center January 14th.

Click here for full exhibit and tribute concert information.