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James remembers Clooney at Music on the Avenue

by Robin Gee

Jazz vocalist Nancy James

Nancy James

Jazz vocalist Nancy James plays tribute to Rosemary Clooney this Friday, February 10, as part of the Music on the Avenue vocal music series hosted by St. John United Church of Christ in Bellevue.

Performing selections by Clooney from the Great American Songbook, James will be accompanied by local jazz musicians Brian Cashwell on piano and Michael Sharfe on bass.

Many in our area will recognize James from her work on the Bob Braun show in the late 1970s where she served as co-hostess for nine years. Today, she continues her vocal career in radio and television commercials and film voice over while also appearing regularly with big bands and trios throughout the area.

Music on the Avenue offers a variety of recital music including classical, jazz, pop, traditional and folk on Fridays from February 3 through March 3. Performances are free and begin at 8 p.m.

The Music on the Avenue series lineup for 2017 also includes:

St. John United Church of Christ is located at 520 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. Free parking is available in the church parking lot at the back of the building or on nearby streets. The building is accessible.

For more information see St. John’s website, the Music on the Avenue Facebook page or call 859-261-2066.

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