Heaven in a Nightclub jazz concert

March 22, 2012 - 19:00 - 20:30
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
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Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Heaven in a Nightclub jazz concert
Jazz concert with:

Ruth Naomi Floyd (vocals)
Randy Pendleton (bass)
William Edgar (piano)

"Jazz ought to entertain, but its background is the spiritual experience of African-American people. It carries the twin themes of suffering and hope, while exploring specific genres, including ragtime, blues, spirituals, funeral bands, etc.” 
- Dr. William Edgar

Ruth Naomi Floyd is a vocalist and composer with a five-album discography dedicated to a jazz expression of the gospel. She is Adjunct Professor of Vocals in the Church music Program in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. She conducts several vocal clinics as well as lectures on the history and celebration of African American Spirituals. For over fifteen years she has been involved with non-governmental organizations supporting HIV/AIDS affected people. 

William Edgar is a graduate of Harvard university, holds a Honors B.A. in Music, University of Geneva (DTh) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv). He is also an experienced pianist, plays regularly with the jazz band Renewal.

Randy Pendleton was an instructor in the US Navy School of Music, played in the Naval Academy Band and the NATO Band in Naples, Italy. He performed and taught extensively in Europe and the US as an instrumentalist of string and electric bass, tuba, piano and vocals. 

The event will be preceded by a lecture on the topic of"The Spiritual Story of Jazz Music" delivered by William Edgar at 5 PM in the TIGY Room  .

Both events are free of any admission charge!