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Jazz @ The Gantt: Camille Thurman Quintet

Ages:
21+
Cost:
$65 per person
  • About This Program

    Jazz music stirs and soothes the soul. Wrap up the week by seeing world class musicians with a monthly jazz series, Jazz @ The Gantt, produced by Ocie Davis. The final performance of an incredibly dynamic 6-month series, will showcase Camille Thurman Quintet.

    This series presents modern jazz musicians from New York City, where the history of the music runs deep. Season 1, entitled To Be Young Gifted and Black, features current and rising Black American musicians who are the torch bearers of this great American art form. Entertaining and insightful, this series showcases invaluable contributions Black people continue to make to the cultural fabric of America and worldwide.

    Shake off the stress of the week and come to the Gantt to unwind and enjoy live music in an exclusive, elegant setting.

    Performance Times

    • Friday, February 24
      6 pm & 8:30 pm
    • Saturday, February 25
      6 pm & 8:30 pm
  • About Camille Thurman

    The Queens, New York native has already amassed several distinctive honors for her musicianship: runner up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, two-time winner of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award and a winner of the Fulbright Scholars Cultural Ambassador Grant, The Chamber Music of America Performance Plus Grant (Sponsored by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation) and the Jazz Coalition Composers Grant.

    Thurman also has four full-length recordings as a leader to her credit. As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, she is quickly becoming one of the standard bearers for the form, making a considerable and dynamic contribution to the legacy of jazz while paying tribute to its heroes. Fluid and powerful on the tenor saxophone and highly inventive as a vocalist, she also plays bass clarinet, flute, and piccolo. Her rich sax sound has been compared to Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon, while her vocal approach—including an impressive scatting ability—has been classified alongside those of Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter.

    In a few short years, Thurman has shared stages with such jazz and R&B luminaries as George Coleman, Roy Haynes, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JALCO) featuring Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams, Charles Tolliver, Jack DeJohnette, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Hendricks, Harry Connick Jr., Jon Batiste, Audra MacDonald, Diana Krall, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Louis Hayes, Russell Malone, Nicholas Payton, Jacky Terrasson, Janelle Monáe, Alicia Keys, Lalah Hathaway, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, among others.

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