Saturday, December 20 | 7:30 p.m.
Fall 2014 Concert Series
sponsored in part by:
Featuring Marlena Shaw and the Phoenix Children’s Chorus
For the fifth consecutive year, Marty Ashby will present a Holiday Jazz Celebration. The evening will feature new arrangements of some holiday favorites as well as some special twists and surprises. Don’t miss this swingin’ evening of holiday-flavored jazz!
While everyone agrees that Marlena Shaw is a national treasure, it’s difficult to categorize her. Both Downbeat and Record World have named her “Best Female Singer,” and many have compared her range, class, and swing to eternal jazz lights like Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, and Nancy Wilson. She’s also been called a “soul legend.” The critics use words like “astonishing,” “peerless,” “radiant” and “powerful,” and marvel at her “soaring sensuality.” Given her forty-year plus boundary-busting career, such labeling confusion is inevitable. It’s easier and more descriptive to think of Shaw as a natural element: like water. Her music is unmistakable. Whether she’s singing jazz, R&B, pop, rock, soul, blues or gospel, her originality makes such distinctions irrelevant, and each song becomes intimate and new.
Phoenix Children’s Chorus
Phoenix Children’s Chorus fosters excellence in youth by facilitating artistic, musical, and cultural development through choral education and performance.
Museum Encounter: Marty Ashby
Friday, December 19 | 2:00 p.m.
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