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Pre-Show Music Performances in January & February

Posted by Kelsey Tyler | 06 January 2016

Free Pre-show Music Performances

Okaidja - January 20 at 6:30 p.m. and February 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Okaidja’s unique artistic vision has led him to combine his native rhythms with unforeseen pairings of musical flavors. His sound is a spicy fusion of spirited Ghanaian music with diverse cross-cultural influences. He is a dynamic vocalist, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and an exultant dancer.

 

Pamela Jordan and Company February 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Her singing has been called “honey-hued, meltingly sensual, arresting, sensitive, powerful…” Audiences often compare her vocals to everyone from pop singers Sade and Des’ree to the legendary jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughn. Jordan carved out a niche for herself as a jazz singer playing clubs, coffee houses and as a featured vocalist for the Dr. T. Big Band Orchestra. Now she performs original latin-tinged tunes along with jazz standards listeners love.

 

Freddy Vilches Duo - February 16 at 6:30 p.m. & February 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Incorporating elements from Latin folk music, Cuban Son, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and jazz, Freddy Vilches Duo plays an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary music from Latin America. Featuring a variety of instruments and rhythms from Latin America, their music  pulls influences from many regions and countries all in a single set. Audiences of all ages will appreciate the diversity of Latin American musical cultures.

 

Santi Elijah Holley - February 20 and February 27 at 6:30 p.m.

 

Avery Hill - February 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Family legend has it you could hear Avery Hill singing before she even came out. Since then, she has taken a winding road toward her present work in music, all the while developing her singular style of storytelling and songwriting by integrating stories of the past into her observations of life today.

 

 

Toshi Onizuka - February 28 at 1:00 p.m.

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