RJS Presents Karen Briggs


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Richmond Jazz Society's Guest Educators Series

Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 7PM

Jazz Violinist



The Music Hall @ Capital Ale House

623 East Main Street

Free Deck Parking at 6th & Main

$15 in advance (on-line, only)


$20 at the door with valid RJS ID, Altria Employee ID or student ID Card /

$25 General Public

Doors open at 6PM

For more info contact RJS at (804) 643-1972 or info@vajazz.org

Major support for this and other RJS programs is provided by The Community Foundation - Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, Chevron Corporation, The Altria Group, Inc., The Arts & Cultural Funding Consortium: The City of Richmond and the Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico, The Virginia Commission for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, Verizon, Bank of America, and The ArtsFund & Its Major Investors.

Who is Karen Briggs?

Karen Briggs is often described as “that lady in red“ - the featured solo violinist with contemporary pianist and composer, Yanni. Karen's talent has been exposed to literally millions of people, worldwide, with her prominent appearances in his video “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis“.

Raised in Portsmouth VA and educated at Norfolk State University, this Virginia native has been sought after to record and/or appear in a wide variety of musical settings ranging from Soul to Symphony, Gospel to Jazz, and Latin to Hip Hop. The list of artists with whom she's worked is awesome, including Wynton Marsalis, Les McCann, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller, Vinx, Yolanda Adams, Straight Ahead, Soul II Soul, Dianne Reeves and more!

Richmond's James “Saxsmo" Gates Quartet featuring Dr. Weldon Hill on piano will accompany this dynamic violin virtuoso. It will certainly be a night to remember!

[where: 623 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219]

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