Celebrating the Women in Jazz III
The Celebrating the Women in Jazz concert is returning to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest for the THIRD time! This concert is not to be missed!
Building on the success of previous celebrations of female jazz vocalists and instrumentalists, award-winning keyboardist Chris “Big Dog” Davis is producing another blockbuster concert featuring vocalists Melba Moore, Maysa, Nicole Henry, and Paulette McWilliams; flutist Althea Rene; and saxophonist Jeanette Harris.
With Tony Award winner Melba Moore part of the all-star ensemble, Davis decided a “Jazz to Broadway” theme would be perfect for first half of show.
Fans will be treated to Moore singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow;” Maysa singing “Impossible Dream;” Nicole Henry singing “Alfie;” Paulette McWilliams singing “Send in the Clowns;” Harris performing “Walk on By;” Rene performing “Summertime.”
In 1970, Moore won the Tony -- Best Performance/Featured Actress in a Musical -- for her portrayal of Lutiebellie in Purlie.
The first set also will feature performance by Broadway dancer and choreographer Rachael Britton-Hart, a Reading native – and will close with the entire ensemble performing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
After intermission, all artists will return to perform music from their successful careers, including Moore singing the hit “I Got Love” from Purlie.
The grand finale will feature the entire ensemble – plus a few surprises -- performing “I Am Every Woman.”
Now that will be a Berks Jazz Fest concert not to be missed!
For more information about these incredible performers, visit www.berksjazzfest.com/meet-the-artists/women-in-jazz
Find the artists online: Chris "Big Dog" Davis(opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab)Melba Moore(opens in a new tab)(opens in a new tab) Nicole Henry (opens in a new tab)Maysa(opens in a new tab) Paulette McWilliams(opens in a new tab) Althea Rene(opens in a new tab) Jeannette Harris(opens in a new tab)
Berks Arts is a nonprofit organization based in Reading, Pa. whose mission is to Inspire, Engage, and Unite communities through the arts.