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With guest vocalist Debbie Duncan. New Artistic Director, JC Sanford, will share some old and new takes on these legendary artists in his debut performance leading the JazzMN Orchestra! George Gershwin was one of the most prolific composers of American popular music, and his songs continue to be performed and reinterpreted in modern times. Count Basie led one of the most influential big bands, both as codifying an ensemble style and as a vehicle for great composers and arrangers like Benny…
With guest vocalist Yolande Bruce. Experience the swing of the season with a variety of holiday-themed music. The band will play many of the great holiday hits, including Winter Wonderland, Little Drummer Boy, Adeste Fideles, Oh Hanukkah, and of course, Jingle Bells. Many of these spectacular charts include versions presented by legendary performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Stan Kenton, Claude Thornhill, and Eartha Kitt. Vocalist Yolande Bruce, of Moore by Four fame, will help us celebrate.
Grammy-winning Brazilian vocalist Luciana Souza will join JazzMN with her unique vocal personality and versatility. Her work as a performer transcends traditional boundaries around musical styles, offering solid roots in jazz, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to new music. Ms. Souza has performed and recorded with many great artists including Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, and many others. Entertainment Weekly says, “Her voice traces a landscape of emotion that knows no boundaries”.