THE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE PERFORMANCE SERIES
- TICKETS $5 (GENERAL) OR $3 (PC)
- CALL 864.833.8470 OR MUSIC OFFICES, BELK AUD OR AT THE DOOR
- ALITHA JACOBS with MATT JONES
- Jazz Duo, piano and percussion – PC faculty adjunct faculty member Matt Jones brings his friend and frequent performing companion Alitha Jacobs to PC for an informative and interactive concerts of jazz favorites. Both Mr. Jones and Ms. Jacobs perform regularly in the Columbia area, serve on faculties at USC, Columbia College, or both, and enjoy educating new audiences in jazz traditions. Anybody who knows them will understand what a fun evening is in store for their PC audience.
- Aletha Jacobs, graduate MM Jazz Studies USC ’97, has taught piano, applied jazz and jazz ensemble at Columbia College ( ’78 BA Music Education/Choral/Piano ) since 1998 and USC’s vocal jazz ensemble, Carolina Alive, since 2013. As a professional musician for @ 40 years, she has performed in every kind of venue, from playing/singing in bands, dueling pianos, accompanying various musicians and musicals, to performing with orchestras. Aletha has also toured the Mediterranean and Central America performing for our troops. Some famous people that she has shared a stage with include, John Pizzarelli, The Shirelles, The Drifters, Freddy Cole, Wycliffe Gordon. Recently, she has written an etude book for intermediate piano with an emphasis on beginning improvisation called “Rockin’ Around the Keys”. She has been guest artist at CMTA’s Jazz and Improv festival for the last several years. USC’s Carolina Alive, The Sandlapper Singer’s, and North Texas’ summer camp have all performed one of her jazz choral arrangements, with new charts and performances in the works. This past summer also included teaching and performing at USC Aiken’s Jazz camp. Most recent studies include an intensive week of jazz vocal study for the last 2 summers with the New York Voices at Bowling Green State University. As a member of JEN, and MTNA, she is a dedicated teacher who really enjoys bringing out the artist in every student, and making jazz and improvisation something accessible for everyone, not to be feared. She has performed and taught many workshops for various groups, including MTNA, Suzuki String Camp, etc.
SEPTEMBER 25 (THURSDAY – EDMUNDS HALL)
- RANI ARBO AND DAISY MAYHEM
- For more than a decade, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem have been brewing their own blend of American roots music. Their shows sparkle with songs and stories that celebrate and tackle the human condition. From an early 1900’s farmers’ lament to a swing tune penned for Arbo’s elderly neighbor, the band’s repertoire is crafted to build bridges between musicians andlisteners and between performance and life. The quartet’s energy and warmth pull audiences in, enthrall them, and return them home with opened hearts.
FEBRUARY 12 (THURSDAY – EDMUNDS HALL)
- ROB AND LINDA WILLIAMS
- PC alum Rob Williams returns to campus! Virginia-based Robin and Linda Williams are known for their rich harmonies and original songwriting rooted in the country/bluegrass/gospel tradition. They have gained widespread national prominence on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” as well as performing in their own right.
APRIL 17 (THURSDAY – EDMUNDS HALL)
- JENNIFER PARKER-HARLEY
- Praised by the Columbus Dispatch for her “beautiful sound,” flutist Jennifer Parker-Harley enjoys a versatile career as a teacher and performer. Having joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina in 2008, Parker-Harley is committed to training a new generation of performers, educators and advocates for the arts.An experienced orchestral flutist, she was a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in Ohio for eight years before moving to South Carolina. During her tenure there she appeared as soloist with the CSO, as well as many other orchestras in the central Ohio area. Parker-Harley has also been a member of the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, the St. Louis Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, the Charleston Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra and the Heidelberg Schlossfestspiele Orkester.
ALL PERFORMANCE BEGIN AT 7:30PM