Alicia Keys is ready to pound the piano and sing her face off for the annual Black Ball charity concert in November. Keys is set to perform with Carole King and jazz icon Roy Ayers.
This year’s 10th anniversary benefit will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City and all of the proceeds will go to Keys’s Keep a Child Alive organization.
Opera singer Kathleen Battle and ‘Green Garden’ singer Laura Mvula are also on the bill.
Keys praised this year’s Black Ball lineup in a statement, “This year’s Black Ball is particularly special for all of us at KCA because it’s a celebration of our 10th anniversary. It’s incredible the impact that we’ve been able to make since the beginning. I can’t wait to take the stage with musical giants Carole King and Roy Ayers for some ridiculously one-of-a-kind performances.”
Previous Black Ball fundraisers have included sets by Jay Z, Beyoncé, Sade, Angélique Kidjo and Alabama Shakes.
The Keep a Child Alive charity provides treatment and support for families affected by HIV/AIDS.
This sounds like a great night!