On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Manhattan College welcomes J.A.B. (Just Another Band) to campus in celebration of Black History Month. The local community is invited to attend the luncheon and performance, which is sponsored by the College’s Diversity Committee and Student Activities.
The energetic New York-based J.A.B. performs a variety of music, including classic R&B, funk, Motown and jazz. Three of the five band members are brothers with Roy Bennett on bass and lead vocals, Kevin Bennett on guitar and vocals, and Latif Bennett on the drums. In addition, Ettienne Lytle plays the keys and does vocals, and Geoff Mattoon is on the saxophone and wind controller.
The talented members of J.A.B. have played alongside the likes of Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Isaac Hayes, Lionel Hampton, Chuck Jackson, Freddie Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Dan Aykroyd, The Delfonics, Buddy Miles, The Chantels and Cuba Gooding, Sr.
The free performance will start at 12 p.m. in Smith Auditorium and lunch is included.