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Monday, February 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist René Marie Comes to the Weis Center

Jazz composer, arranger, theatrical performer and teacher René Marie will perform with her band on Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center. Her band features Quentin Baxter on Drums, John Chin on Piano, Elias Bailey on Bass, and Randy Napoleon on Guitar. This engagement is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its Mid Atlantic Tours program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Campus sponsorship is through the Women’s Resource Center at Bucknell University. In a span of two decades, 11 recordings and countless stage performances, vocalist René […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

Jazz Vocalist Performs Free Concert in Weis Center Atrium

Jazz vocalist Charenée Wade will bring her classic jazz sound to the stage on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. The performance is free and tickets are not required. Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. The first artist ever to enter two Thelonious Monk Vocal competitions, she walked away from the second one in 2010 with instant buzz, coming in second to her new friend Cécile McLorin Salvant. Known for expert vocal improvisation and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to […]

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