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Wayne County Jazz Showcase

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February 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Paramount Theatre will host the Wayne County Jazz Showcase featuring Vincent Gardner on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The Wayne County Jazz Showcase’s mission is to provide an outlet for America’s Art Music to reach Eastern NC music lovers and to give NC’s finest Jazz musicians and beyond a place to promote themselves and open up new performing opportunities.   Vincent Gardner was born in Chicago in 1972 and was raised in Hampton, Virginia. After singing, playing piano, violin, saxophone, and French horn at an early age, he decided on the trombone at age 12. He attended Florida A&M University and the University of North Florida. He soon caught the ear of Mercer Ellington, who hired Gardner for his first professional job. After graduating from college, he moved to Brooklyn, New York, completed a world tour with Lauryn Hill in 2000, then joined the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Gardner has served as instructor at The Juilliard School, as visiting instructor at Florida State University and Michigan State University, and as adjunct instructor at The New School. He has contributed many arrangements to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and other ensembles. In 2009 he was commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center to write “The Jesse B. Semple Suite,” a 60-minute suite inspired by the short stories of Langston Hughes. Gardner is featured on a number of notable recordings and has recorded five CDs as a leader for Steeplechase Records. He has performed with The Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Connick, Jr., The Saturday Night Live Band, Chaka Khan, A Tribe Called Quest, and many others.   Tickets for the Wayne County Jazz Showcase featuring Vincent Gardner are $18 ($10 for children 12 and under) and are available at www.GoldsboroParamount.com or 919-583-8432.

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