Ann Callaway

Ann Callaway

Rene Marie

Rene Marie

Dee Alexander

Dee Alexander

 

Wooster Symphony to Join Forces with Cleveland Jazz Orchestra for Sarah Vaughan Tribute

26 August, 2016 by Sarah Stanley

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra will join forces with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra to offer a tribute to late jazz legend Sarah Vaughan on Saturday, Sept.17, at 7:30 p.m., in McGaw Chapel (340 E. University St.).

Wooster welcomes to its stage the talents of three acclaimed jazz singers. Chicago great Dee Alexander, returning to Wooster, will sing popular tunes such as “It’s Magic,” “Day In, Day Out,” and “Sometimes I’m Happy.” Ann Hampton Callaway, recently voted Performer of the Year by Broadwayworld.com, will perform hits including “Misty,” “Send in the Clowns,” and “Just Friends.”  Award-winning singer-song writer Rene Marie’s selections include “Whatever Lola Wants,” “My Funny Valentine,” and “I Ain’t Got Nothin’ But the Blues.” The three women join forces to present the Gershwin brothers’ timeless favorite, “Fascinating Rhythm.”  

The majority of the selections were transcribed from original Sarah Vaughan recordings by Wooster orchestra director Jeff Lindberg, Wooster professor of music. Wooster welcomes back to its stage the artistic director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, trombonist and composer Paul Ferguson.

The concert is presented as part of the College’s Black and Gold Weekend, a combined homecoming and parents’ weekend celebration. Tickets are free to College of Wooster students, faculty, staff, and retirees and are for sale for $10 to the public at

The Wooster Book Company, Buehler’s (Milltown and Towne Market), the Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore on campus, and at the door of the concert. For more information, contact Jeff Lindberg at 330-263-2047.