Tierney Sutton Returns to Heart 'n Soul of Jazz
For the 25th anniversary of the Heart 'n Soul of Jazz event, the Arts Council of Moore County and Pinehurst Resort present the Grammy-nominated Tierney Sutton Band Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst Resort.
Sutton's group was the hit of the 2007 event at Pinehurst, performing to near-sellout crowds.
During its 15 years together, the Tierney Sutton Band has received two Grammy nominations, a JazzWeek Award consecutive nominations for Jazz Journalist Association Awards; and has recorded several CDs that made the No. 1 spot on jazz radio playlists and garnered critical praise throughout the world.
Composed of vocalist Tierney Sutton and instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker, the band has headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center and has appeared at the Monterey and Umbria jazz festivals.
Still, the band's greatest accomplishment is its continuing commitment to unity, excellence and creative collaboration. All musical arrangements as well as business decisions are made by the band members as full partners.
To date they have recorded seven CDs, each resulting in increasing recognition and acclaim. The band's 2007 CD, "On the Other Side," was hailed by BusinessWeek as "A Masterpiece ... eloquent, honest and magnificently sung and played."
For those who became fast fans of the band following its inaugural performance at Pinehurst three years ago, Sutton's 2009 CD release will bring new music and twists on old favorites.
From the toe-tapping beat of "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" to a seductive rendition of "Skylark," the compilation shows Sutton's incredible vocal range and the band's talent for improvisation.
To round out this special Valentine's weekend for Heart 'n Soul of Jazz, the Harry Allen, Joe Locke and Nilson Matta's Brazilian Voyage will perform on Friday, Feb. 12, at 8 p.m., with a special opening performance by pianist and vocalist John Proulx.
Tickets for Heart 'n Soul of Jazz are on sale now and can be purchased by calling Pinehurst Resort at (910) 235-8415. The $65 ticket (or $110 for both nights) includes a concert ticket, Meet the Artists Dessert Reception following the concert and a chance for a door prize.
Pinehurst Resort is offering a pre-concert dinner in the Carolina Dining Room each night for $40 (tax and gratuity included), and a Valentine's Weekend overnight package at $195 per person, per night (double occupancy), which includes a ticket to the 8 p.m. evening concert, dinner, Meet the Artists Dessert Reception, overnight accommodations with champagne delivered to your room and breakfast.
The major sponsors of Heart 'n Soul of Jazz are Pinehurst Resort, Progress Energy and American Airlines. Sponsors of the dessert reception are BB&T and Wachovia. Lyne's Furniture Gallery will provide a $1,000 shopping spree as Friday night's door prize for a lucky audience member.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Arts Council of Moore County programs and services.
For additional information, visit www.mooreart.org.
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