Jazz on the Triangle

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church announces the 22nd annual Jazz on the Triangle series. This is a series of Sunday jazz concerts in April, May, and June.

"Each year we have an opportunity to bring some of Nashville’s finest jazz performers to this historic setting, with excellent acoustics, for three Sunday afternoons of music," said Dr. Carole Creswell-Betsch, the event organizer. "The lineup gives us another reason to enjoy and celebrate this popular music genre."

This year's featured artists . . . .

April 23     Kim Fleming

A native of Nashville, Kim Fleming got her education in music through the Nashville educational system. She attended Fisk University, Belmont College, and Tennessee State University, receiving a BS in Music. During her years of study, Kim was also touring and performing. A memorable tour was with the Fisk Jubilee Singers to Carnegie Hall in New York City. Later, Kim began her professional career in music touring with Amy Grant. Fleming has been a number one call for contracting and arranging background vocals for master recordings in film, television & radio. Kim has had the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s greatest artists: Patti Austin, Patti Labelle, Bette Midler, Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, B. B. King, George Harrison, Keith Richards, Billy Joel, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, Andrae Crouch, Stevie Wonder, Arif Martin, Desmond Childs, Michael Narada Walden, Ray Charles, Isaac Hayes, Motley Crue, Alex Benoit, Michael Bolton, Paul Simon, Brian McKnight and Kelli Price.

She recently stepped out of the spotlight to write for the musical “Paris” and serve as the production’s casting director. Right now you can see and hear her singing “My Funny Valentine” at https://vimeo.com/88200033

May 21      Dara Tucker

that she solidified her love for singing and songwriting. She began to write her very personal brand of what she describes as ‘Urban Singer-Songwriter’ music during that time. With a handful of songs in tow, she headed to Nashville, TN to pursue a career as a singer/songwriter.

While Tucker has made her mark nationally in recent years, she remains a mainstay of Nashville’s burgeoning jazz scene, sharing the stage with some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Her latest project is “Oklahoma Rain,” a tribute to love, loss, and healing. Check out Dara’s Facebook page to hear some teasers from “Oklahoma Rain” and her other projects.

June 18     Paula James-Chavis

Paula James-Chavis will close our season in grand style with a sort of homecoming. She began singing at age 4 right here at Holy Trinity, and continued to sing at St. Vincent de Paul School, and on into Junior High, High School, and College. Her idols are many and varied – Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and others. She has synthesized her own style and voice while absorbing influences from many of the greats of the vocal field. Paula was for 33 years a triple career woman – raising three children, teaching First Grade for the Metropolitan Nashville School System, and singing and performing on stage and screen. She has performed with Dr. Dorothy Marcic, acclaimed author of “Respect,” has backed up such varied artists as Shirley Caesar, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers. This will be an extraordinary concert, and a fitting close to our twenty-second season.

Come celebrate Father’s Day with us – bring Dad, Granddad, or that person who has helped you be a Dad or been an auxiliary Dad to you. But do come.

 

"Jazz on the Triangle" is an annual series hosted by The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal) located at 615 Sixth Avenue South in Nashville, in the lot bounded by Lafayette Street, Sixth Avenue, and Ewing Avenue. The concerts begin at 4:00 pm Central Time. Tickets are $20.00 each, or a set of three tickets may be had for $45.00. Refreshments involving beverages and light snacks are found in the Parish Hall, at the rear of the Church lot, prior to and following the Concerts.

For tickets, contact the church at 615-256-6359 or email holytrinityrambl@bellsouth.net