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Rebecca Holtz '14J and Jazz Great Charles Neville Share the Stage for an Evening of Jazz

Joined by Lineup of Valley Legends Samirah Evans, Eugene Uman, David Picchi, and Jon Fisher

 

Friday, November 1, 7:00 PM
Sweeney Concert Hall, Smith College
Free and Open to the Public


Northampton, MA - Smith student Rebecca Holtz ('14J) will join the one and only Charles Neville, saxophone genius, onstage for an Evening of Jazz. The lineup will also include the silky vocals of the incomparable Samirah Evans, Eugene Uman on piano, David Picchi on the bass, and Jon Fisher on the drums! Charles Neville, of the New Orleans-based Neville Brothers is a Grammy Award winner; his brothers and bandmates affectionately refer to him as "The Horn Man."

Samirah Evans, powerhouse jazz and blues vocalist, is also formerly of the Cresent City. Eugene Uman, in addition to his reputation as a brilliant jazz composer, has been the director at the Vermont Jazz Center since 1997. David Picchi is known around the Valley as an active performer, a talented bass instructor in academic and studio settings, and as a member of the super-funky groups FlavaEvolution and Fever. Jon Fisher is a drummer known for his leadership at the Northampton Jazz Workshop and his presence in a number of local groups including "Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils."

The concert is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Smith College Music Department.

Learn more about the musicians here:

Rebecca Holtz

Charles Neville (Neville Brothers)

Samirah Evans

Eugene Uman