UM Concert Jazz Band and Kathy Kosins presented by Gold Coast Jazz Society 3/7/12

UM Concert Jazz Band & Kathy Kosins presented by Gold Coast Jazz Society
March 7, 2012 7:45 pm
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Amaturo Theater
201 SW 5th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale FL 33312

Gold Coast Jazz Presents Award Winning UM Frost Concert Jazz Band with Kathy Kosins, Jazz Vocalist

Pre-concert Jazz Riff with Stu Grant – 7:00pm
Individual tickets: $40
Student Tickets: $10 with valid Student ID
To charge tickets by phone 954-462-0222
or at www.browardcenter.org

The music of the big band era is eternal and the University of Miami’s Frost Concert Jazz Band brings new and inventive arrangement of this timeless music. On Wednesday, March. 7, the Gold Coast Jazz Society presents the Downbeat Award winning jazz band in a concert with Resonance Records jazz vocalist, Kathy Kosins. The concert begins at 7:45pm at the Amaturo Theater, located at 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Single tickets are $40 and student tickets are $10 with student ID. Tickets can be purchased through the Broward Center Box Office at 954-462-0222 or online at either http://www.goldcoastjazz.org or www.browardcenter.org. A pre-concert Jazz Riff jazz talk will be given by jazz radio personality Stu Grant at 7:00pm in the theater before the show.

The UM Frost Concert Jazz Band is a rocking jazz machine. Directed by Dante Luciani, the Frost Concert Jazz Band has been the University of Miami’s premiere large jazz ensemble for over 30 years. The band is renowned for its tight and energizing performances, outstanding soloists and talented student arrangers and has numerous recordings to its credit, which showcase the long lineage of world-class talent. As a winner of numerous Downbeat awards, the band has been tapped for outstanding performance by a college big band (2006 and 2007) and was the graduate college winner in the Large Jazz Ensemble category for 2010. Recent guest artists performing with the band include Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Slide Hampton, Randy Brecker, Ira Sulllivan, Shelly Berg, Dave Koz, Jeff Hamilton and John Clayton.

ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing and arranging background vocals for producer Don Was in the early eighties, which led to her becoming one of the most sought after session singers. As a lead vocalist she recorded for both Carrere (Sony) and Quality Records and later toured with Was/Not Was. A Resonance Records artist, her debut CD with Resonance “To the Ladies of Cool,” will be released worldwide on March 6, 2012. The CD was produced by George Klabin and Kathy Kosins and features arrangements by the renowned jazz pianist Tamir Hendelman.

Kosins has recorded with many well known jazz and R&B artists to include Aaron Goldberg, Reuben Rogers, Eric Harland, Peter Bernstein, Larry Koonse, Tamir Hendelman, Robert Hurst, Jeremy Pelt, Jon Ellis, Howard Levy, Don Was, Michael Henderson, Paul Keller and many others. She has shared the stage and performed with numerous names in the jazz including Cyrus Chestnut, Terell Stafford, Randy Brecker, Javon Jackson, Larry Goldings, James Moody, Kevin Mahogany, Bernard Purdie, Greg Hutchinson, Eric Harland, Red Holloway, Grant Green Jr., Reuben Rogers, Reuben Wilson, Aaron Goldberg, Tamir Hendelman, Jesse Davis, Eric Marienthal, Mitch Ryder, Was/Not Was and Michael Henderson.

Tickets are still available for the March 7 performance. For further concert information call the Gold Coast Jazz Society at 954-524-0805 or go online to http://www.goldcoastjazz.org

Information courtesy Jazz & Blues Florida

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