2/3 ~ A Tribute to the Great Jazz Organists, Nancy Wilson and Tap!

The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts presents:

 “A Tribute to the Great Jazz Organists, Nancy Wilson and Tap”

Jazz Pianist and Organist TW Sample, a rising star in Jazz,
will appear with two other young greats, vocalist Charisa Rouse
and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut

January 4, 2013, Dix Hills, NY– The Dix Hills Center for the Performing Arts will present “A Tribute to the Great Jazz Organists, Nancy Wilson and Tap” featuring renowned Jazz artist TW Sample on keyboards with vocalist Charisa Rouse and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $20.

The three will collaborate, Cabaret style, to perform the artistry of Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn and many other jazz greats.

Sensational Jazz organist and pianist TW Sample has a style that reaches from Jazz to Gospel to R & B. The extraordinarily talented TW Sample is surely to become one of the Jazz Greats of the future, and will now be thrilling Long Island audience members, swinging the great standards and most popular jazz organ music of all-time. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, TW Sample graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Music Education, a Masters of Arts in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University, and soon, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Performance at Five Towns College.

Nancy Wilson is an American singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards, and has been labeled a singer of blues, jazz, cabaret and pop; a “consummate actress”; and “the complete entertainer.” Renowned Vocalist and performer Charisa Rouse, known as both a vocalist and the “Violin Diva”, began her musical journey in a small public school program at the tender age of four, and so began a life-long love affair with music. Born and raised in Maryland, her earliest musical influences range from traditional Gospel to swinging Jazz and classical symphony. She has collaborated with some of the Jazz world’s most dynamic artists including Wynton Marsalis, Savion Glover, Diana Krall, Terence Blanchard and Quincy Jones.

One of tap dancing’s brightest young stars, Maurice Chestnut is an original member of the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble. His extensive list of credits includes his appearance at Carnegie Hall and throughout Europe with the Geri Allen trio as a featured soloist and his performances in productions with Savion Glover such as Broadway’s rousing Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, Improvography, Classical Savion, Tappin’ Into Monk, Invitation to the Dancer and on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring these three very talented and acclaimed performers to our stage to pay homage to some true Jazz greats,” said Sandy Hinden, Director of the Center. “This show is a must see for anyone who loves Jazz and who wants to be thoroughly entertained. We look forward to welcoming them back again and again.”

For more information and ticket sales, please contact The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center box office at (631) 656-2148

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