The Randolph Arts Guild Presents Jazz and Rhythms at Sunset
The Ocie Davis Ensemble
Friday February 8th from 8-9:30pm
Join us as the Randolph Arts Guild Presents The Ocie Davis Ensemble, as the premier concert in our new series, Jazz and Rhythms at Sunset. The Sunset Theater is located at 234 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC
Add to your concert experience by including a fine dining experience at “Hamilton’s Steakhouse” 132 Sunset Ave.
Tickets for this inaugural event are available at The Randolph Arts Guild 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro or online @jazzandrhythm.eventbright.com Tickets also available at the door. http://www.randolphartsguild.com/
$15.00 / person for concert only
$40.00/ person for dinner at Hamilton’s and concert
$20.00/ person at the “door” only
Ocie Davis (Drummer) – Ocie is an internationally recognized musician, educator, and composer who has performed with some of the most influential figures in jazz including Ellis Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Christian Scott, Nicolas Payton, and Donald Harrison.
John Dillard (Bass) – Profusely creative, highly energetic, sensitive and yet dynamic are a few words that describe the artistry of this extraordinary bassist. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, John was surrounded by music that helped shape his particular style of playing.
Whether John is playing electric, acoustic (upright) bass, or key bass, John can be found holding the groove on local stages in Charlotte, NC, his hometown, or performing on main stages across the country with national recording artists. In his career thus far, he has worked with gospel artist Lejuene Thompson,John P Kee, Daryl Coley, Monique Walker, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong. His RnB credits include, musical director for Grammy Award-winning singer and actress Stephanie Mills, Tamia, Deborah Cox and Queen Latifah. His Smooth/Contemporary jazz credits include artists Brian Simpson, Matt Marshak, Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole, Walter Beasley, Nick Colionne, Marc Antoine, MAYSA, Peter White and Four80East.
Lovell Bradford (Piano/Keyboards) – Adjunct professor of piano at Davidson College, where he also studied Music and Art, who is well known and played on a number of top recordings in both the Gospel and Jazz traditions. Bradford is a native of Gary Indiana. His first musical influences were in church where his first teacher, his Grandmother, played every Sunday. His gifts grew and took him to Central State University where he would broaden his musical sphere of influences. He began playing in the jazz scene of Columbus Ohio before moving to Charlotte, NC. Lovell has performed with artists such as Pharez Whitted, Slide Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson and Ronnie Burrage, and many others.
Phillip Whack (Saxophone) – Phillip Whack is a native of Columbia, SC, and went to Brevard College in Brevard, NC, where he studied saxophone and clarinet. As he honed his skills in college, he began his true quest in music.
As a professional, Phillip has gone on to record or share the stage with the likes of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Maceo Parker, Clarence Clemons, Fantasia, Fred Wesley, Wycliffe Gordon, Tom Browne, Lenny Kravitz, Branford Marsalis, The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Ojays, Dennis Edwards and the Temptations Review, and many others. He’s performed in 48 states, Asia, Europe, Canada, and Africa.
For more information about upcoming events, come by the Randolph Arts Guild at 123 Sunset Ave., Asheboro, NC., visit our website at www.randolphartsguild.com or like us on our Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Randolph-Arts-Guild-152641808079954/