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ASU to Present ‘Great Jazz Divas’ Show

February 16, 2012

Angelo State University will present award-winning jazz duet Julie Davis and Kelly Dow performing their “Great Jazz Divas” show on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

Davis and Dow’s multimedia program celebrating women, music and history will begin at 7 p.m. in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center and is open free to the public. 

Recognized as one of the finest and most versatile jazz singers of her generation, Davis grew up listening to the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald, and began singing at a young age.  Her mission is to expose younger generations to the purely American jazz art form.  Dow is a world-class guitarist who draws his inspiration from jazzmen Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno and Django Reinhard and modern day European gypsy jazz virtuosos.  He melds bebop, blues, flamenco and classical styles into his own sound. 

The duet has played in Japan, London and New York, and performed original music for Bobby Flay’s TV show, “FoodNation.”  Their CD “Naked” won Best Jazz Album at the 2001 Florida Music Awards and was featured in JazzTimes Magazine.  They were voted Best Jazz Artists by New Times magazine and Davis was voted Best Jazz Vocalist by City Link magazine.  Their newest CD, “Loverly,” was issued in 2009. 

To sample their music, go online to www.davisanddow.com/Home/Music.html.  Their CDs are available on Amazon.com, iTunes, cdbaby.com and other online sources. 

For more information on their ASU performance, call the University Center Program Council at 325-942-2062.

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University Center Program Council
325-942-2062