February 28, 2014
GEORGIA ON MY MIND:
Celebrating Ray Charles
UNLV Singers and Orchestra
Ray Charles, a Georgia native son is an American treasure. He transcended racism, cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on 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 life time 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 – 10 time GRAMMY winning vocal sensation. Their exciting performances defies categorization, and has led to collaborations with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Queen Latifah, and the Genius, Ray Charles.
Clint Holmes – Las Vegas based vocal star, has been selling out concert halls around the world… his exciting soulful styling's 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 – GRAMMY nominee, music director and dean of the University of Miami's Frost School of Music…
UNLV Singers and Orchestra – conducted by David Loeb will join this historical event.Tonight we honor the genius from Georgia - Ray Charles!