Contemporary Jazz Series w/ Stephanie Adlington

Please join us on Sunday, April 1 at 7pm for NJW's next Contemporary Jazz Series performance, featuring the vibrant and exciting vocalist and songwriter, Stephanie Adlington.

Serious about music from a young age, Stephanie studied music at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh during high school summers, and was then accepted to the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. After two years at Eastman, she went on to an even more legendary school, London’s Royal Academy of Music. It was an intense and fiercely competitive environment. Top Broadway composers would try out their new shows at the Academy before opening them in London’s West End, so Adlington got to sing for – and dazzle – Stephen Sondheim and other theater superstars.

Earning both a Bachelor's and Post-Graduate degree from the Royal Academy, she returned to the States and is currently teaching voice at Nashville's Belmont University. She is also working with saxophonist Rahsaan Barber as part of his new label, Jazz Music City

The band will for the show will include Jody Nardone (piano), Alana Rocklin (bass), Josh Hunt (drums), James DaSilva (guitar), and will feature Roland Barber (trombone) and Rahsaan Barber (saxophone).

Downbeat for the show is 7pm. General admission seating is $15 / $10 for students with ID's. No advance ticket purchases. 

About the series: The Contemporary Jazz Series, hosted by Rahsaan Barber, is designed to present new, original, and cutting edge jazz that may not have been heard before in the Jazz Cave. Describing "contemporary jazz," series host Rahsaan Barber explained that "just as the jazz of Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie was influenced by musicians’ and audiences’ affinities for the blues of Beale Street and the bright lights of Broadway, so it is with contemporary jazz, which draws much influence from more modern strains of American music -- including funk, gospel, hip hop -- and more international 'cargo,' including Indian ragas, Cuban descargas and European classical music."