Pieces of a Dream will be performing at the Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert at the close of the 2009 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival—Wilmington’s premier music festival and the largest free jazz festival in the Mid-Atlantic.
The tickets are free, but you must reserve a ticket at the Festival website.
Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts, led by acclaimed local conductor and music educator David Christopher and performed by approximately 150 instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers. Featured performers will include award-winning tap dancer Joseph Webb, whose performances include Savion Glover’s Bring in ‘Da Noise Bring in ‘Da Funk; the Pieces of a Dream Modern Dance Theatre; and several distinguished soloists, including vocalist Devonne Gardner, who soloed for Ellington when he debuted the Sacred Concerts; 13-year-old vocalist Halima Bleu of Wilmington, who performed the role of Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King; and Iris Fairfax, Lawler Rogers, and Zen Aura. Featured instrumentalists include trumpeters Nick Corvino and Matt Gallagher, bassist Rob Swanson, and pianist Dennis Fortune. The Wilmington Children’s Chorus will also perform.
Official Website: http://www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com/
Added by Pieces of a Dream on June 9, 2009