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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.   

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!!

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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