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*DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED* What About CarmeN...

One hundred years ago

harlem, NY gave birth to "miss jazz"

 

WHAT ABOUT CARMEN IS A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION CELEBRATING THE MUSIC AND LIFE OF JAZZ GREAT CARMEN MCRAE  ON HER CENTENNIAL. 

GRAMMY NOMINATED PIANIST & SINGING VIRTUOSO KAREN EDWARDS IS A WONDERFUL CHOICE TO PRESENT CARMEN’S STORY.  HAVING COLLABORATED WITH  THE GREATS FROM TONY BENNETT TO STEVIE WONDER & PRINCE -  KAREN CHANNELS  CARMEN’S STORY FOR ALL TO EXPERIENCE.  

CARMEN'S STORY IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN UNDER-REPRESENTED OUTSIDE OF THE JAZZ WORLD, BUT THE SINGING STYLE SHE DEVELOPED INFLUENCED ALL GENRES. 

CARMEN MCRAE TRANSITIONED FROM INTERMISSION PIANIST TO STAND UP SINGER TO BAND LEADER TO TV APPEARANCES AND MOVIE ROLES.  CARMEN WAS EVEN VOTED THE WORLD'S BEST NEW SINGER BY DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE.  

 

THIS IS CARMEN MCRAE’S CENTENNIAL, 

                                   “HAPPY 100TH” CARMEN

**ALL PUBLIC EVENTS ARE POSTPONED DUE TO IMPACTS OF COVID-19**

Presenting Jazz performance & educational events to expand the cultural and generational reach of legendary Jazz luminaries.  We promote the "experience" of Jazz over the pursuits of commercial success in Jazz music.   

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WHAT ABOUT CARMEN... - Celebrating the Carmen McRae Centennial - ****THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 IMPACTS***

Southwest Arts Center, 715 New Hope Rd, Atlanta, GA 30349

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WHAT ABOUT CARMEN IS A MUSICAL PERFORMANCE PRODUCTION BASED ON THE

MUSIC AND LIFE OF JAZZ GREAT CARMEN MCRAE. GRAMMY NOMINATED PIANO &

SINGING VIRTUOSO KAREN EDWARDS OF MUNICH, GERMANY PRESENTS CARMENS

MUSICAL JOURNEY IN WAYS MRS. MCRAE WOULD BE PROUD OF.

CARMEN'S STORY IS ONE THAT HAS BEEN UNDERREPRESENTED OUTSIDE OF THE JAZZ

WORLD, BUT THE SINGING STYLE SHE DEVELOPED INFLUENCED ALL GENRES.

CARMEN MCRAE TRANSITIONED FROM PIANIST TO STAND UP SINGER TO BAND LEADER

TO TV APPEARANCES . CARMEN HAD SEVERAL MOVIE ROLES (she played Richard Pryor's Grandmother in JoJo Dancer) AND WAS EVEN VOTED THE WORLD'S BEST NEW SINGER BY JAZZ CRITICS WORLDWIDE.

LETS CELEBRATE THE GREAT CARMEN MCRAE ON THE OCCASION OF HER CENTENNIAL

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARMEN!!

Nat King Cole Centennial Celebration

Southwest Arts Center, 715 New Hope Rd, Atlanta, GA 30349

Nat King Cole : The Man. The Music. The Legacy... (a family affair) Join us for this musical performance production featuring 2019 Grammy nominee Freddy Cole! This is THE Nat King Cole tribute concert event you will want to attend!

Nat King Cole was one of the Greatest entertainers to ever live, and the 1st Black crossover artist in the US. He sold more records than Frank Sinatra. His music is STILL in rotation around the world and yet he barely escaped his own lynching (literally).

You know his music, do you know his story... the REAL story?
As we celebrate Nat King Cole's centennial, what does he represent to America today?

You don't want to miss this one of a kind show!!

Frank Sinatra & Billie Holiday Centennial

Various venues - Southern Italy, Naples, Lanciano

2015 is the year of two important centennials as far as Jazz singing is concerned: Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. The two gigantic icons of American music couldn’t be more different in background, style, repertoire and life stories. Cheek to Cheek is show that features both personalities and styles. From the Big Band era to the classics albums “With Strings” the show is a voyage in the great American Song book trough the art of immortal arrangers such as Quincy Jones, Nelson Riddle, Bill May and Ray Ellis. The show features two singers Sweet Lu and Alice Ricciardi who interact with small jazz ensembles, Big Band, String Orchestra and Big Band and Strings combined.

Let's talk about Carmen

Only a few Jazz singers would also be considered master pianists as well.  Among those who would make that list are Shirley Horn, Sarah Vaughn, and my favorite Carmen McRae.  Having started her career as a pianist, Carmen’s piano playing was right there with the best of the best.  However, it was her unique approach to lyrics and phrasing that set her apart from other singers.

Go with us as we take a tour visiting the life, times, and music of the great Carmen McRae.

The Carmen Files

NAT KING COLE CENTENNIAL 2019

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