Back by popular demand, our much-loved North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra (NCJRO) returns to Memorial Hall with sizzling vocalist René Marie to celebrate the holidays in style. Led by co-founder and trumpeter Jim Ketch, director of jazz studies and professor of music at UNC-Chapel Hill, NCJRO showcases North Carolinas finest jazz musicians, performing classic jazz and big band music by giants such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Glenn Miller and more. Singer/actress/writer René Marie, one of the most provocative risk-takers among todays jazz divas, combines a distinctly American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk and gospel with an innate theatrical ability to interpret a song deeply and live its truth, drawing hordes of devoted fans.
Performance Length: 105 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission
Intermission: 20 minutes
Late Seating Policy: Between songs