Charleston native, EIU alum, and RCA recording artist Charlotte Martin returns to her alma mater for a one-night only event. Charlotte Martin's bona fide inner-pianist echoes the orchestrated ruminations of Kate Bush and Peter Gabriel, as well as the poetic storytelling of Joni Mitchell.
Drummer Dennis Mackrel is the Musical Director of the Count Basie Orchestra, carrying on the long tradition started by the Duke himself! Along with pianist Reggie Thomas and bassist Jeffrey Campbell, the trio brings a rich history of the American art form to the Doudna stage as the opening concert of the 55th Annual EIU Jazz Festival.
THE FANTASTICKS is the world's longest-running production of any kind, and with good reason: at the heart of its breathtaking poetry and subtle theatrical sophistication is a purity and simplicity that transcends cultural barriers. It is a moving tale of young lovers who become disillusioned, only to discover a more mature, meaningful love.