The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts
A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization
Jazz/Pop Concerts at Rio Carrabelle
The FAMU Jazz Quartet
Friday, January 17
They’re one of the leading collegiate jazz ensembles in the country! Enjoy their diversity of music in a performance of Jazz Standards, Blues, and Bebop.
Saturday, January 25
South of the border meets the Forgotten Coast when traditional Latin and Cuban music fills the stage. Tap your toes to favorite Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, and Cha Cha tunes.
FAMU Faculty Valentine Jam
Friday, February 14
This is the way to enjoy Valentine’s Day, in the intimate setting of Rio Carrabelle with a concert of Jazz Standards and Romantic Ballads. Bring your own champagne!
Saturday, February 22
Trumpeter Longineu Parsons joins with an assortment of players to bring an exciting mix of contemporary Blues, Jazz, Funk, and World music.
Leon Anderson Jazz Trio
Thursday, February 27
Leon Anderson, Bill Peterson, piano and Brian Hall, bass are one of the Forgotten Coast’s favorite trios. This will be another jam-packed concert of Jazz, Blues and Bebop played in their unique style.
The Rachel Hillman Band
Friday, March 6
A great way to wrap up the season with music that spans Jazz, Blues, and Current Pop plus the band’s own original music. It’s music that everyone will enjoy!
Bay Area Choral Society
What better time than spring for a concert of inspiration and reassurance! Conductor Paul Brown will lead this program, with collaborative pianist Jessica Beasley. It features the music of pianist, conductor, and arranger Moses Hogan. A native of New Orleans, Hogan was raised in a family that had a passion for music.
He was an accomplished pianist by the age of 9, enrolled in the Xavier University Junior School of Music when young, and was accepted into the New
Orleans Center for Creative Arts high school before going onto the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and graduate studies at Juilliard School of Music in New York City.
Hogan’s compositions are recorded on EMI Virgin Records and have been performed by professional choral groups throughout the USA, including the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Among the pieces being performed are “Battle of Jericho”, “Ezekiel Saw De Wheel”, and “Soon Ah Will Be Done”. Soprano soloist Neldys Crespo will be featured on “Deep River” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”. This is music that brought people together during times of despair and tragedy and, although it has been more than a year since the hurricane brought despair and tragedy to our community, this is music that will inspire all of us to hope, build, and come together.