Jazz on the Chesapeake presents Sixth Annual Monty Alexander Jazz Festival
Jazz at the pinnacle will be featured at the Avalon Theater in Easton, MD, from September 3rd to 6th, 2015. Jazz vocalist, René Marie, a 2015 Grammy nominee for her tribute album to Eartha Kitt, will perform Friday night with her Quintet. You’ll hear what critics describe as her distinct American mélange of jazz, soul, blues, folk and gospel. Shifting moods to instrumentalists on Saturday afternoon, Eric Alexander will take center stage. An up-and-coming tenor saxophonist, he (no relation to Monty) is taken very seriously in the highly competitive New York City scene. From nearby Brooklyn, Alicia Olatuja, who the New York Times describes as having an “amiably regal presence onstage” and who performed at the President’s 2013 inaugural, will dazzle the Sunday afternoon audience with jazz and gospel.