Harjo to perform free concert at Sheldon

Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo, an acclaimed Moscogee (Creek) author, musician and playwright, will give a free concert April 12 at the Sheldon Museum of Art. The preshow begins at 6:15 p.m. with the concert to follow at 7 p.m. A book and CD signing will be immediately following the show.

The saxophonist from Tulsa, Okla., will play a number of songs from her albums with accompanist and guitarist Larry Mitchell.

Harjo has released four award-winning CDs of original music. In 2009, she won a Native American Music Award for best female artist.

Harjo’s most recent release is a traditional flute album titled “Red Dreams, a Trail Beyond Tears.” Harjo performs nationally and internationally with her band, the Arrow Dynamics.

Mitchell is a solo artist, sideman, songwriter and music producer. He has released six guitar instrumental albums.

The free, open to the public performance is sponsored by the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and Sheldon Museum of Art.