Celebrated vocalist Clairdee joins the capital jazz orchestra for a tribute to Lena Horne March 12 at the Concord Audi

Acclaimed vocalist Clairdee joins the Capital Jazz Orchestra for A Love Letter to Lena Horne at the the Concord City Auditorium ,“The Audi”, Located at 2 Prince Street Concord, NH, on Sunday, December 13, at 4pm. Tickets for this performance start at $25 and are on sale now.

Clairdee is the recipient of many enthusiastic reviews and has recently performed at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and toured extensively throughout Russia with the Philharmonic Jazz Society. Highly regarded in the USA,  she has appeared across the nation from Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Monterey Jazz Festival performing with her quartet and numerous artists as diverse as Bucky Pizzarelli, Boz Scaggs, Cyrus Chestnut, and clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski, and opening for David Sanborn, the Count Basie Orchestra, and the late, great Etta James.

“My mission is to uplift and inspire through music,” Clairdee says. “In that regard, I consider myself a soul singer, reaching from the inside out, sharing stories, stirring emotions, helping my listeners feel good.”

The Capital Jazz Orchestra is a distinguished group of big band veterans comprised of alumni from such well known Orchestras as Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, as well as the more recent Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band and the band of Toshiko Akiyoshi. They have collectively shared the stage with such stars as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, Jack Jones and Joe Williams to name only a few. This hand picked ensemble, comprised of some of the best big band jazz musicians across the United States have enjoyed capacity houses on a recent national tour and have been met with critical acclaim for their exciting performances.

Music Director Clayton (or “Skip” as he is known to his family and friends) is enjoying his 34th year of bringing professional quality music to appreciative audiences. He has served as music director for such diverse groups as the The Northeast Symphony Orchestra, The New England Society Orchestra, The New England Wind Symphony and The Capital Jazz Orchestra.

Tickets are $35 for Front and Center Orchestra and $25 Rear Orchestra. Tickets are available by calling 603-225-1111, online at www.ccanh.com, and at the box office, located at 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note this performance occurs at the Concord Audi on December 13 at 4pm.

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