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Palm Sundays: 2nd Annual Jazz & Gospel in the Gardens
Feb 14@1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Sunday, February 14, 1-3 pm
Advance Reservations & Face Coverings Required, Please call 832-5328 for Reservations
Admission is complimentary for ANSG members, non-member admissions: $12 adults, $8 seniors, $5 students
In honor of Black History Month, ANSG is proud to present Gospel in the Gardens. Every February since 1976, the United States has celebrated the achievements of African-Americans during Black History Month. The month-long celebration puts those accomplishments into focus through the media and in classrooms. Enjoy the Gardens and listening to the “good news” songs of this beloved American art form.
Yvette Norwood-Tiger, international jazz vocalist and recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach, Recording Academy (GRAMMY) recording and voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival (www.pbijf.org), is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played guitar and a mother who played drums. Her CDs, A’LA ELLA! and whY NoT… Love, Peace, Joy, Jazz feature music from great composers such as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, and the Gershwins. Yvette’s newly released CD, LOVE IS, is a wonderful compilation of great jazz standards and original songs and music with some of tunes celebrating the works of musical geniuses John Coltrane and Duke Ellington. Yvette performs with vocally clean and pure interpretations of the great American Songbook, while emphasizing intonation and storytelling. Her vocal styling and texture is often compared to that of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. In addition to traditional jazz, her repertoire includes gospel, bebop, Latin jazz, classic songs from popular music, and arias of the great composers such as Puccini. She also performs songs in other languages which includes French, Italian, Portuguese, Xhosa, and Spanish. Her mission in music is to uplift, inspire, and heal the heart, mind and spirit of the listener.
She performs internationally and has sat in several times with jazz orchestra – the Cotton Club All Stars, at the famous Cotton Club in Harlem, NY. She has also sat in with Latin music artist, Tito Puente, Jr., the late saxophonist David Fathead Newman, family members of Celine Dion, and band members of Spyro Gyra – Jay Beckenstein and Tom Schuman. Yvette now resides in south Florida where she performs extensively, including concerts at the Raymond F. Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. She tours worldwide including stops in Europe and South Africa. She frequently makes regular visits to the New York/New Jersey area where she performs to sold out rooms. Yvette is a true vocal natural in any setting from jazz festivals to intimate jazz clubs. She captivates the audience whether she’s singing with an ensemble featuring piano, bass, drums, trumpet, and saxophone; with a piano or guitar accompanist; or with a full orchestra.