Alexander Brower Performing With Jazz Orchestra
The Heart of Carolina Jazz Society presents Alexander Brower, vocalist, with the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, directed by Gregg Gelb, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Temple Theatre, Sanford.
Brower will perform music that was recorded by Arthur Prysock, Billy Eckstine, and Ray Charles. He has entertained from Mississippi to Boston, performing in churches, and auditoriums, singing for professional, social, and fraternal organizations. He has performed at the famed Apollo Theater in New York and on major university campuses.
With experience in theater as well, Alexander Brower's credits include dramatic parts and musicals. His dramatic debut was in the role of Asagai in the Footlight Players' production of "Raisin in the Sun." He won the Best Supporting Actor Award for the 1985-86 season. Being cast in the lead of De Lawd for Temple Theatre's production of "Green Pastures" gave him an opportunity to share his musical and dramatic talents.
Brower is also publisher of the Hometown News Magazine and president of the Lee County NAACP.
Gregg Gelb, Director of the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra, transcribed the musical arrangements for Brower, many of which were originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra. In addition to these works, the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra will also present arrangements from the big band of Thad Jones.
Concert tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/children (general admission)
Call (919) 774-4155 from 2 to 6 p.m.
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