Carolina Performing Arts presents "Jazz for the Holidays"

  • Memorial Hall 113 E Cameron Ave Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States
NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra with vocalist René Marie

NC Jazz Repertory Orchestra with vocalist René Marie

Back by popular demand, our much-loved North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO) returns to Memorial Hall with sizzling vocalist René Marie to celebrate the holidays in style. Led by co-founder and trumpeter Jim Ketch, director of jazz studies and professor of music at UNC-Chapel Hill, NCJRO showcases North Carolina’s finest jazz musicians, performing classic jazz and big band music by giants such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Glenn Miller and more. Singer/actress/writer René Marie, one of the most provocative risk-takers among today’s jazz divas, combines a distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk and gospel with an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth, drawing hordes of devoted fans.