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 The Nayo Jones Experience - Dec. 15

The Nayo Jones Experience - Come Home for the Holidays
JAZZ, SOUL, R&B
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm
$35 premium, $30 reserved, $25 general admission

Get ready to dance! Nayo Jones, a young veteran vocalist of prestigious events such as New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and French Quarter Fest, shares her spectrum of soulful selections and a few holiday gems. Get down to rhythm and blues, soul and jazz. Based in New Orleans, Jones tours as a vocalist with legendary trumpeter Kermit Ruffins and recently joined the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, led by Adonis Rose. You’ll hear a bit of Natalie Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and a dash of Whitney Houston in her voice. Catch this rising star for the romantic and delightful first show of ASU Kerr's 2018-2019 season!
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Christmas from a Celtic Table - Dec. 22 

Christmas from a Celtic Table
HOLIDAY, IRISH
Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm
$50 premium, $45 reserved, $35 general admission

Join us for this authentic Irish Christmas celebration featuring the music and dance of Ireland. with award-winning Limerick-born Irish actor Sheelagh Cullen as presenter/narrator. Joining Cullen will be soprano Katya Gruzglina, an Artist in Residence with Chamber Music Silicon Valley, a member of the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and the Irish chamber group Dana. Katya will sing some of the most beautiful and timeless Christmas carols. Pianist Christine Parker and dance from Maguire Academy of Irish Dance also join us ‘round the hearth on this gracious evening. Experience an enchanting evening from the bountiful table of Ireland’s past and present!
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Bob Shimizu Quartet - Feb. 9

The Bob Shimizu Quartet
JAZZ
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$36 premium, $30 reserved, $25 general admission

Bob Shimizu pays homage to the standards but that's only a starting point! His wonderfully creative sets include select songs from Shimizu’s time in the 1960s; there’s swinging, melody and improvisation, along with a wide palette of rhythmic styles, sonic beauty and warmth. Downbeat Magazine gave his album "Let's Get Together" a four-star review!
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Brian Runbeck and Shana Bousard - Feb. 14

Brian Runbeck and Shana Bousard
Where Is Love? Songs of Love, Longing, Romance and Exasperation
POP, JAZZ
Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$35 premium, $30 reserved, $25 general admission

This concert is a great Valentine’s date night, featuring the Bousard and Runbeck power duo and songs from Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby and other stars of the Great American Songbook! Joe Bousard (piano) joins the fun for this romantic and fun evening.
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Composer's Choice - Feb. 15

Composer’s Choice featuring Nokuthula Ngwenyama
CLASSICAL, NOW
Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$45 reserved, $35 general admission

This annual show curated by violist and composer  Nokuthula Ngwenyama features contemporary composers from anything from video games and visual art to film and television. This is not a typical classical music concert, it’s a peek into the craft of working musicians today.

 
Ngwenyama has performed with the Atlanta, Baltimore and Indianapolis symphonies, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra.  She has been heard in recital at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, the Louvre, the Ford Center in Toronto and the Maison de Radio France.
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Man in the Arena - Theodore Roosevelt Feb. 20

Man in the Arena - Theodore Roosevelt
SOLO THEATRE
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$33 premium, $28 reserved, $25 general admission

Come and meet the Bull Moose himself, Teddy Roosevelt! Award-winning actor Derek Evans brings to life the 26th President of the United States, one of the most exciting and charismatic personalities in American history. Learn lessons in patriotism, self-reliance, family values and the conservation of our great natural resources.
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Rachel Lee Priday - Feb. 27

Rachel Lee Priday (violin)
CLASSICAL
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$38 premium, $34 reserved, $29 general admission

Violinist Rachel Lee Priday, acclaimed for her beauty of tone and riveting stage presence, has appeared as soloist with major international orchestras, including the Chicago, Houston and National Symphony Orchestras and the Boston Pops. Combining fierce intelligence with imaginative curiosity, her wide-ranging repertoire and eclectic programming reflect a deep fascination with literary and cultural narratives.
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Dave Stamey - March 1

Dave Stamey
WESTERN MUSIC, COWBOY POETRY
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$30 premium, $27 reserved, $24 general admission

Western music may have left the country music genre with the end of the silver screen cowboy crooners, but that hasn't curtailed this real cowboy from romanticizing historic or contemporary characters, horses, western landscapes and bandits. Stamey is an ASU Kerr favorite and knows how to pack a house as well as he can pack a mule. Early purchase of tickets is highly recommended for this one!
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Quarteto Nuevo - March 12

Quarteto Nuevo
CLASSICAL, FOLK, JAZZ
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$35 premium, $30 reserved, $25 general admission

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin music and jazz with an organic feel, jazzy interludes, rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms. They meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages. 
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Nano Stern - March 27

Nano Stern
LATIN, FOLK-ROCK
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$35 premium, $30 reserved, $25 general admission

Nano Stern is a Chilean indie folk-rock singer/songwriter leading the new wave of Chilean Song. His devoted following stretches from South America to North America, from Europe to Australia. Fervently supported by and aligned with Joan Baez, his musical virtuosity, charismatic live performances and passionate advocacy for current social justice issues result in a true and honest universal message.
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The Abney Effect - April 5

The Abney Effect
JAZZ
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$30 premium, $25 reserved, $20 general admission

Chicago-born jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader Mario Abney, now of New Orleans, fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in signature, inventive ways. His strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color that reflects his many influences. Abney believes music is freedom and a channel from a higher source and plays with great intent.  He has performed at Kennedy Center, New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festivals and legendary venues across the country, catch this superstar for an extra-special, intimate and memorable performance at ASU Kerr. 
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Charles Lewis Quintet - April 10

Charles Lewis Quintet
JAZZ
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm
$38 premium, $33 reserved, $25 general admission   

Jazz master, pianist and storyteller Charles Lewis, one of our namesake Louise Lincoln Kerr’s close friends, shares a personal selection of tunes close to his heart, interwoven with stories of his time in Mrs. Kerr’s home and studio. Connect with the history of ASU Kerr and one of the Valley’s greatest living musical treasures! 
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