NOVEMBER 7, 2014
GEORGIA ON MY MIND CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
The Frost Concert Jazz Band
Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, is an American treasure. He transcended racism, cultural upheavals, and spread his music based in gospel, blues, jazz and country around the world...he is the genius! Ray won every major award from the Georgia Music Hall of Fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame… from the Kennedy Honors to a Grammy lifetime achievement award and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Tonight we celebrate Ray’s music with an all-star cast of award winning performers.
Take 6 is the ten-time Grammy winning vocal sensation. Their exciting performances defy categorization, and have led to collaborations with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, and the genius, Ray Charles.
Clint Holmes, Emmy-award winner, has been selling out concert halls around the world. His exciting soulful stylings will bring magic to this exciting evening.
Nnenna Freelon, six-time Grammy nominee and downbeat vocalist of the year, will add her soulful vocal style to the Ray mix.
Kirk Whalum, Grammy-award winner, hails from Memphis, Tennessee. Kirk’s funky R&B sax sound has been heard hit after hit.
Shelly Berg is a two time Grammy nominee, music director and Dean of the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.
Frost Concert Jazz Band;joins in the celebration!
Miami Mass Choir, directed by Pastor Marc Cooper, will add their amazing Gospel voices.
Tonight, we honor the genius from Georgia, Ray Charles!