Dawn Norfleet & Friends = 7-piece ensemble "Winter Sounds" Concert Series Plummer Park-Fiesta Hall Sat. Jan. 23rd, 4-5:30 p.m.

Dawn Norfleet withflute 4x6 1-23-16Joining Dr. Dawn is a brilliant cast of music veterans in traditional and contemporary (J)azz, soul, and progressive music.

 

Dr. Dawn's music pulls from her roots in traditional and contemporary (J)azz, old school R&B, and world music. Whether using her 3 1/2 octave vocal range or her soulful flute playing, her compositions reflect diverse influences including Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, and Steely Dan. She has performed and/or recorded with a wide array of artists and projects, including Kamasi Washingon's THE EPIC, and respected pianist/composer, Vijay Iyer.  She was also selected to participate in the prestigious Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, in Canada. 
 
Dawn Norfleet will perform a diverse concert of  (J)azz, ranging from funky odd meter instrumentals to soulful, traditional (J)azz ballads.  Norfleet, a flutist, vocalist and composer who has previously performed for the Jazz at LACMA series, will be accompanied by a group of versatile musical heavy-hitters, whose backgrounds range from straight-ahead (J)azz to funk.  Dr. Dawn Norfleet also is on the teaching-artist faculty of The Music Center, and earned a Ph.D. in (E)thnomusicology from Columbia University, which informs her musical stylings.


Greg Manning - (Lead Keyboard) Also a recording artist who worked with Norman Brown, Mindy Abair, and Wayman Tisdale. http://greg-manning.com/

Kevin Deane - (Keyboard) Also a producer who worked with Michael Buble, Take 6, George Benson, Mary J. Blige, and Naturally 7, 

Marvin "Smitty" Smith (Drums) Worked with a variety of legends including Archie Shepp, Steve Coleman, Sonny Rollins and Carmen Lundy. He was also in the "house" band for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.http://www.allmusic.com/artist/marvin-smitty-smith-mn0000316612

Michael Norfleet - (Keyboard/Vocals) Recorded with countless luminaries including Gladys Knight and Aaron Neville, and currently plays keyboard with Tito Jackson and The Miracles, and Switch.

Sekou Bunch - (Bass) Worked with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Roger Daltrey. Trivia: he was also a contestant on the TV show, "Survivor". http://survivor.wikia.com/wiki/Sekou_Bunch

Vaneta Thompson - (Vocalist) Sang with Ray Charles, Chante Moore, Tracy Spencer.

The concert takes place 4:00-5:30 p.m. All concerts are free to attend, seating is provided and free parking is available. To hear music samples please visit www.weho.org/arts.   

 
Here's a video clip of me singing the classic R&B song by Minnie Riperton, "Inside My Love", from last October's Jazz at LACMA performance.  https://www.facebook.com/dawn.norfleet.7/videos/10153172079647115/.  If the link doesn't work, simply visit my Facebook Page, "Dawn Norfleet Music", and scroll down to view.

 

Plummer Park, Fiesta Hall (indoors) 7377 Santa Monica Blvd. West Hollywood

Free (RSVP recommended)

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Comment by DojO- on January 15, 2016 at 11:36am

...word, Jazz should b capitalized most alwayzzz... -  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯  

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