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Vanessa Rubin & Guests opens the 58th EIU Jazz Festival

Friday, 10 February, 2017 @ 07:30 PM | Cost:Students $7, Faculty $13, Community Members $16

Endowed with the kind of liquid phrasing and sheer wisdom that comes from depth of experience on the jazz performance campaign trail, Vanessa Rubin is an ever-evolving classic singer.  The development of a true jazz singer is a long-range prospect, laden with learning experiences that forge the voice into a true instrument, rich with passion, deeply invested in living through life’s joys and perils; such is the journey of Vanessa Rubin, jazz singer extraordinaire.  Capable of employing the gamut of emotions, the mature Ms. Rubin can range from whisper to shout in the blink of an eye; from honey-laden ballads purring like a kitten, to up tempo swinging and scatting like a fluent saxophone, she delivers the goods. Instrumentalists have always been impressed by her way around a song, her willingness to flow with their muse, and her innate ability to swing that music.   The list of great musicians who have graced her recordings and bandstands is quite impressive. Most recently she has completed global tours with Herbie Hancock, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Jazz Crusaders.


The concert also features the EIU Jazz Ensemble.

Categories: Alumni | Arts and Entertainment | Camps and Conferences | College of Arts and Humanities | Community | Conferences/Meetings | Current Students | Doudna Fine Arts Center | Faculty | Music Department | Prospective Students | Theatre Arts Department


Doudna Fine Arts Center
1860 7th Street
Charleston, IL 61920

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