Archive for July, 2013

Published by Gregg Gelb on 30 Jul 2013

Aug. 15, Southern Village, Chapel Hill Jazz Concert Features Yolanda Rabun

Yolanda Rabun

Yolanda Rabun

Jazz fans and families will want to mark their calendars for a special jazz concert at Southern Village featuring vocalist, Yolanda Rabun with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra on Thursday, August 15 at 7pm. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs, etc. The concert is sponsored by the Lee County Arts Council, Downtown Sanford, and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Society. In her established music career, Yolanda has shared stages with jazz and music icons, performing internationally as lead jazz singer with the Stanley Baird Group, with Clay Aiken throughout North Carolina, opening for Tony and Grammy winner, Jennifer Holiday, and working with the late Isaac Hayes for the former President Ronald Reagan. Yolanda has been a guest artist with orchestras, including the Free Spirits of Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and sang in festivals across the world. Yolanda also recently played such venues as The Atlanta Jazz Festival (Main Stage), the Beyu Caffé (Durham), The Artsplosure Festival (Raleigh), and Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint (Atlanta). A noted and award-winning actor, Yolanda has appeared with rave reviews in several NC Regional theatre productions including ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’, ‘Ragtime’, ‘Smokey Joe’s Café and Temple Theatre’s 2010 production of ‘Crowns’. Yolanda lists Burning Coal Theatre’s awardwinning production of Shakespeare’s’ ‘Twelfth Night’ as one of her favorite shows where Yolanda created and sang the original straight ahead jazz compositions for her role as “Feste”. Yolanda Rabun’s musical influences include Nancy Wilson, Gladys Knight, Dianne Reeves, and Nina Simone. Yolanda is the real deal and with an Honors Degree from Holy Cross College and JD from Boston College Law School, Yolanda, who is also an award winning corporate attorney, says “the Universe is the limit”.

 

Published by Gregg Gelb on 17 Jul 2013

Thursday, July 18 Concert

Thur., July 18 the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra plays at Southern Village in Chapel Hill at 7pm

Thur., July 18 the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra plays at Southern Village in Chapel Hill at 7pm

Published by Gregg Gelb on 07 Jul 2013

Jazz Star Eve Cornelious with us July 11

Hello Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra friends.

 

The concert tonight featuring Eve Cornelious is moving inside the First Presbyterian Church ‘old’ Assembly Hall on Hawkins Ave.  next to the Lee County Library

 

7pm

Jazz fans and families will want to mark their calendars for a special concert by the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra with guest vocalist, Eve Cornelious, at Sanford’s Depot Park on Thursday, July 11, at 7:00 pm.

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Music lovers are in for a treat in hearing Eve Cornelious.  Originally basing her singing career out of  Durham, Eve became a jazz star in North Carolina and the surrounding region. But, for the last decade she has been based in New York City, performing there and on the international jazz scene with much success. We welcome Eve back this Thursday in the concert with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra which will have her singing great jazz standards such as Ain’t Misbehavin’, Everyday I Have the Blues, Skylark, Our Love Is Here To Stay, and many more.

The event is free and sponsored by Downtown Sanford, the Lee County Arts Council and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Society.