Singer Vanessa Rubin
(pictured) is coming back to the St. Louis area to perform at 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 18 in the Dunham Hall Theater at SIUE
. The free concert will feature Rubin and SIUE's vocal jazz ensemble, which is under the direction of Reggie Thomas
. The event is sponsored by SIUE's Singer's Society, a new student organization at the university, which also will present a masterclass with Rubin during the day Monday, time and location TBA.
Rubin was in St. Louis most recently in February 2010 to star in the Black Rep's production of Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday
. The Cleveland native has performed with many well-known jazz musicians, including St. Louis' own Clark Terry
, Pharoah Sanders
, Barry Harris
, Kenny Barron
, Lionel Hampton
, the Mercer Ellington Orchestra
, Cecil Bridgewater
, Etta Jones
, Toots Thielemans
, Steve Turre
, Cedar Walton
, Grover Washington
, Jr., Herbie Hancock
, the Woody Herman
Orchestra, and the Jazz Crusaders
. Rubin has recorded seven albums as a leader and also has been actively involved in jazz education.
This story appears courtesy of St. Louis Jazz Notes by Dean Minderman.
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