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Mar10

Stephanie Performing at the AHS Jazz Band Benefit Concert

Jefferson Theater, 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville

Award-Winning Ensemble to Be Joined by Roster of Leading Local Musicians Proceeds to Support Upcoming Trip to Prestigious Swing Central Jazz Competition in Savannah, Georgia

Gold Circle $25 Advance $28 Day of Show

Reserved Seating $20 Advance $23 Day of Show $80 4-Person Table

Standing Room Only $15 Advance $18 Day of Show

The nationally-acclaimed Albemarle High School (AHS) Jazz Band is gearing up for its 2nd annual “Swing into Spring” benefit concert at the Jefferson Theater! The event will feature the band performing a set list full of jazz standards and pop/R&B hits that span decades and are bound to get people on their feet. And as a special treat for local music lovers, the evening will feature an all-star cast of the area’s top musicians sitting in with the ensemble including: Adar, John D'earth, Charles Owens, Stephanie Nakasian, Terri Allard, Bill Allard, Barbara Edwards, Madeline Holly-Sales, Berto Sales, Danny Barrale, Davina Jackson, Taylor Barnett, John Kelly, Ryan Lee, Lydie Omesiette, Moasia Jackson, and Michael Elswick.

The award-winning AHS Ensemble, under the direction of Greg Thomas, has for decades earned high-profile regional and national recognition for its consistent dedication to excellence, and for its unwavering respect and love for this uniquely American art form.The group, which recently took top honors at the prestigious Essentially Ellington regional competition at Shenandoah Conservatory, is raising funds again to travel to Savannah, Georgia, where it is one of only 12 high school jazz bands from across America chosen to participate in April's prestigious Swing Central Jazz competition at the Savannah Music Festival. The event will include two days of clinics with some of the leading jazz musicians and instructors in the United States and will conclude with a juried competition against a who’s who of high school bands, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Big Band. According to Marcus Roberts, a world-renowned musician and associate director of the festival, the bands that have been accepted to Swing Central “represent the best in high school jazz in America today."

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for our students to interact with and play for some of the finest jazz musicians in the world today,” Thomas said. “Their selection is a testament to their incredible commitment to this music, to this program, and to each other, and we thought this event would be a great way to share their gifts with the community.”

Thomas and musician/WHTJ PBS show host, Terri Allard, will again emcee the event.

Mar2

Stephanie Nakasian's "Broadway Nights with Rodgers and Hart"

C-Ville Coffee, 1301 Harris St, , Charlottesville, VA 22903

Stephanie Nakasian's Broadway Nights with Rodgers and Hart

Bringing "Manhattan" to C'ville... Stephanie will have you "Falling in Love with Love" on a stroll down memory lane in her tribute to the clever musings of Rodgers and Hart.

Featuring: Bob Hallahan on piano and Neal Perrine on bass.

$12 at the Door

Looking Ahead: Mark your calendar TODAY for Stephanie's upcoming "First Weekends" Series at C'ville Coffee & Wine.

Friday, April 5 "Spring Fling" Friday, May 3 "French Jazz Connection" Friday, June 7 "Guitar Madness"