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Join the women of Delta sigma Theta Sorority Inc. for “A Night of SAX and SOUL” featuring saxophonist Joe Johnson and R&B Icons A’ngela Winbush and Glen Jones hosted by actress Elise Neal with special guest comedian Deric Evans.

Delta Sigma Theta sorority members convene, along with city, state and federal officials to observe the 110th annual Founders Day locally; this year themed “A Night of SAX and SOUL.”

This year’s headliner is saxophonist Joe Johnson

The Headliner

Saxophonist Joe Johnson is an internationally renowned chart topping saxophonist who has worked for and shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of musical icons over his 30 plus year Nashville based career. Johnson’s saxophone can be heard on hundreds of major tv and radio commercials, jingles, and national recordings including 3 Grammy winning projects and has played and toured on National concerts abroad for musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin, KEM, Jamie Foxx, Roy Ayers and The Clark Sisters. Johnson has spent the last two decades serving as Musical Director R&B Legends Freddie Jackson and A’ngela Winbush.

Founding Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta History

One hundred and ten years ago, 22 collegiate women founded Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC. These courageous young Founders marched in the historic Women’s Suffrage Parade later that same year. Today the Sorority has more than 300,000 collegiate and alumnae members in the U.S. and abroad. Each year, during the month of January, more than 1,000 chapters pause to reflect, observe and pay tribute to the organization’s rich history of social action, political awareness and community involvement.


The concert provides an opportunity to gather in accordance to reflect upon the Sorority’s founding principles, pay tribute to those 22 college-educated women who established the public service sorority 110 years ago on the campus of Howard University, and highlight the international organization’s programs and achievements that contribute to the betterment of society by addressing its many needs.

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