Brian Newman Takes Center Stage Saturday
For the 27th anniversary of the Heart 'n' Soul of Jazz event, the Arts Council of Moore County and Pinehurst Resort will present, straight from New York's famous Oak Room, the Brian Newman Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m., at the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort.
To round out this special weekend of jazz, guitarist and harmonica player Pat Bergeson and his quartet will perform with vocalist Annie Sellick on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.
Trumpeter and vocalist Brian Newman has performed at a variety of legendary jazz venues, such as Birdland, Oak Room, The Blue Note and Feinstein's.
He has been called "brilliant" by The New York Times, and as a band leader and a sideman, he continues to perform throughout New York City and abroad, adding his personal style and touch to every note.
Originally from Cleveland, Newman finished school at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and immediately headed for New York City, where he has been performing music from the American songbook with some of the most talented performers in the city.
One such unique appearance includes Lady Gaga's 2011 MTV Video Music Awards promos. He was also named official trumpet player of "The Greg James Show" on BBC.
Tickets for Heart 'n' Soul of Jazz are on sale now at www.ShopPinehurst.com, at $65 per person for one evening (or $110 for both nights). Tickets include the concert, a Meet-the-Artists Dessert Reception after the concert, and a chance for a door prize.
Individual ticket holders can also take advantage of a special pre-jazz dinner for $40 inclusive of tax and service charge. Dinner reservations can be made by calling (910) 235-8434. Special early seating for Jazz ticket holder begins at 5:30 p.m. each evening.
The major sponsors of Heart 'n' Soul of Jazz are Pinehurst Resort, Progress Energy, American Airlines, and King Fisher Society. Sponsors of the reception are BB&T and Wells Fargo.
Lyne's Furniture Gallery will provide a $1,000 shopping spree as Friday night door prize, and Pinehurst Resort will provide a romantic weekend stay for two at the Sanderling Resort & Spa in Duck, as the Saturday night door prize. Proceeds will benefit the Arts Council of Moore County.
For additional information, visit www.mooreart.org.
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