Hosted by the CAU Guild with UPS as the presenting sponsor, the concert will provide scholarships to CAU students in the performing arts and will be held rain or shine. The CAU Jazz Vocal Ensemble and the Jazz Orchestra also will perform.
Rachelle Ferrell is a recent arrival on the contemporary jazz scene, but her visibility on the pop/urban contemporary scene has boosted her audience’s interest in her jazz recordings. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she started singing in the second grade at age 6. This no doubt contributed to the eventual development of her startling “six-and-change” octave range.
Rachelle Ferrell is unquestionably one of the most dynamic talents in contemporary pop music. Very few vocal artists in the industry have Ferrell’s potent combination of range, phrasing, and musicianship. Ferrell first emerged in the states with her R&B debut Rachelle Ferrell (1992), a solid collection of self-penned originals that featured a striking duet with Will Downing (‘Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This’). It was with the release of First Instrument in 1994 (recorded prior to Rachelle Ferrell) that audiences were really introduced to Ferrell’s jazz sensibilities.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 – 7:00pm
Where: Harkness Hall Quadrangle – 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W. – Atlanta, Ga
Tickets: $60 – Call 404-880-8136 to Purchase Tickets
For more information, visit http://www.cau.edu/NewsAndPressDetails.aspx?Id=250 or http://rachelleferrell.com/