KNOXVILLE, TN – The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra’s 2017-18 concert season begins on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8pm with “Tribute to Sarah Vaughan Featuring Deborah Brown”. The program will be held at The Mill and Mine at 227 West Depot Avenue, in Knoxville.
Join the KJO and vocalist-extraordinaire Deborah Brown as we pay tribute to one of the most beloved artists of the 20th century, Ms. Sarah Vaughan. Dubbed “The Divine One” and “Sassy,” Vaughan’s interpretations of popular songs helped canonize what is now known as the Great American Songbook. Vocalist Deborah Brown might well be the heir-apparent to Vaughan, possessing a flawless technique, incredible range of expression, masterful sense of swing and effortless command of subtle harmony. A native of Kansas City, Deborah brings with her a wealth of experience, expertise and exciting arrangements of classic songs. A must see event for all music lovers!
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band comprised of professional musicians from across the region. Since its inception in 1999, the orchestra has performed dozens of concerts in East Tennessee, appeared on major jazz festivals in Europe, performed and recorded with internationally acclaimed guest artists, and released four critically acclaimed CD recordings.
Tickets for the event are $36.50 adult, $15.00 student. Tickets are available in advance at http://www.knoxjazz.org