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Big Band: The First Lady of Song
November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Redmoor$10 – $20
The First Lady of Song: Ella and the Great American Songbook, featuring Adia Dobbins
Over 60 years ago, The First Lady of Song began a series of recordings that recognizes the importance of modern musical history. Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra’s own Adia Dobbins will join the big band to tackle repertoire made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and her series of recordings from the Great American Songbook.
The concert will be at the Redmoor on Thursday, November 15th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 – $20 and are available for purchase online. The Campbell jr. High School jazz band will be the opening act.
While enjoying the show, be sure to check out The Redmoor’s Live Music menu. Self-parking is available behind building and valet is available upon request. Purchase your ticket today and enjoy an evening of jazz inspired by the late, great Ella Fitzgerald.
About Adia Dobbins
Dobbins is a native of Johnstown, PA and a proud 1995 graduate of Richland Senior High School. Following her days in Pennsylvania, Dobbins became a CCM student and matriculated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree in Jazz Voice and General Music. She then remained in Cincinnati, Ohio, to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis on Non-Profit Arts Management.
While pursuing her career in management, Dobbins auditioned for the role of “Nala” in the West Coast tour of Disney’s The Lion King. As a result, she was awarded the role. Dobbins successfully performed with the company for 2 1⁄2 years. Upon completion of that tour, she had the opportunity to perform in various Regional and Off-Broadway New York musical productions.
Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
The Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra (CCJO) is a 17-member ensemble that performs, preserves, and teaches Jazz as a living art form. Its members are some of the preeminent Jazz artists and educators in the nation. Furthermore, the ensemble explores the works of contemporary composers as well as those of the masters of the Jazz heritage, including Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis and Gil Evans.