Father’s Day Jazz Concert Features National and Local Artists Jazz fans and families will want to mark their calendars for a special Father’s Day concert that will feature local and national jazz musicians in the Raleigh Little Theatre Scottie Stevenson Amphitheatre. The second annual Paul Montgomery Memorial Father’s Day Jazz Concert is planned for Sunday, June 16, at 6:30 pm. The concert will cap a weekend of free jazz clinics to be conducted by the director of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University, Dr. Ronald Carter.
In keeping with the family focus of the Concert, Dr. Carter will perform with his daughter, Demetria Carter, a singer who studies at North Carolina Central University. Also performing will be the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra which are both directed by Dr. Gregg Gelb, and Kathy and Chris Gelb, daughter and grandson of the late Paul Montgomery, a longtime musician in the Raleigh area and beloved “Uncle Paul” of WRAL.
Music lovers are in for a treat in hearing Dr. Ronald Carter. He serves as lead artist for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy and education consultant for the Essentially Ellington Program. He has performed with Clark Terry, Lou Rawls, Jimmy Dorsey, Terrell Stafford, and many others. He is in Downbeat Magazine’s Hall of Fame and has recently performed at the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Dr. Carter will provide jazz clinics on Saturday, June 15, at Marsh Woodwinds for the Triangle Youth Jazz Ensemble and members of the public. Ticket information for the June 16 concert also is available at the Raleigh Little Theatre website http://raleighlittletheatre.org/events/jazz.html The clinics are free and more information and sign-up will be available soon at www.carolinajazz.com Sponsors are needed for these events. To learn more about how you can help, contact Dr. Gregg Gelb at firstname.lastname@example.org