Annual NCCU Faculty Holiday Concert (Jazz/Vocals)
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ABOUT THE ARTIST
NCCU‘s Jazz Faculty celebrates with an evening of music of traditional jazz holiday favorites. The NCCU Jazz Studies program – an NCCU Area of Distinction, “where Jazz still swings” – is known for developing some of the Jazz music’s most talented and emerging young artists. The faculty ensemble will perform selections from their release, Yule Be Swingin’ and original music and arrangements from the members. Personnel includes, Ira Wiggins, tenor saxophone/flute; Robert Trowers, trombone; Aaron Hill, alto saxophone; Al Strong, trumpet; Baron Tymas, guitar; Thomas Taylor, drums;
Lenora Helm Hammonds, vocals; Ed Paolantonio, piano; James Suter, acoustic bass
About NCCU Jazz Studies:
NCCU Jazz Studies Program
The Jazz Studies Program at North Carolina Central University is under the leadership of saxophonist/flutist Ira Wiggins. Dr. Wiggins is assisted by the following: Assistant Director, Baron Tymas – guitar, Robert Trowers -trombone, Albert Strong – trumpet, Arnold George – piano, saxophone, Lenora Zenzalai Helm – vocals, Maurice Myers, vocals, Ed Paolantonio – piano, Thomas Taylor – percussion. Aaron Hill – saxophone and Damon Brown – bass; and Artists- in-Residence Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo. There are nine ensembles in the program: two big bands, three combos, a guitar ensemble, a percussion ensemble, a brass ensemble and a vocal jazz ensemble. These ensembles have performed with major artists including: Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Ed Thigpen, Vanessa Rubin, Fred Wesley, Louie Bellson, Alvin Batiste, Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Nnenna Freelon, Nicholas Payton, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen, Slide Hampton, David “Fathead” Newman and others. NCCU’s jazz groups have performed throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Major performances include the Montreux Jazz Festival, Vienne Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, New York City Jazz Festival (at Jazz at Lincoln Center), Annual Collegiate Jazz Festival at Notre Dame, the Newport Jazz Festival and the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) festival in Toronto. Ensembles have earned recognition at numerous college festivals, such as the Villanova Jazz Festival, where they garnered first place honors. The groups were invited to perform at a reception for the White House Staff and Congressional Aides and a week later for a National Press reception hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton, and most recently for the First Lady, Mrs. Michelle Obama. The Jazz Studies Program at North Carolina Central University is dedicated to fostering a quality education, shaping the future of aspiring musicians, and maintaining the integrity of a great art form.
Beyú Caffé is an all ages venue.
- Seating is on a priority basis, with patrons who have purchased tickets in advance being given preference. Walk in patrons will be seated as soon as possible; we will make every effort to accommodate requests, however specific tables are not guaranteed.
- We recommend purchasing tickets via computer (not tablet or mobile device) on a Chrome browser which will allow patrons to choose their own seats. Currently, the mobile app does not allow patrons to choose seats. There will be a $1 service fee per ticket to move seats after purchase.
- Seating for the first show begins one hour before the first set. We recommend patrons for the first show arrive early (by 6:15 pm) to have ample time to enjoy their meal. The restaurant will be cleared at 8:15 to accommodate the second seating. Seating for the second show begins 15 minutes before the second set.
- We can hold reserved tables for up to 15 minutes after the reservation time. After 15 minutes, we will have to release the reserved table, unless we are notified by phone that you want to change your reservation time.
- Please be aware that parties of more than 9 will be subject to a party minimum of $25 per person for jazz events. This amount will be in addition to, rather than including, the ticket price for the evening, and all applicable taxes and gratuity.
- Open Mic Night - Reservations cannot be made for Open Mic Night. There is a $5 cover charge. Seats are given out on a first come, first served basis. To ensure that your party is seated together all people must be present. We will do our best to accommodate guests, but seating is not guaranteed for parties with late arrivals.
- Tickets are sold online, over the phone (919) 683-1058 or in person at the café.
- ALL SALES ARE FINAL & NON REFUNDABLE, unless the venue cancels the performance due to natural disaster or other unforeseeable circumstance.
- 10:30pm all bar stools and seats in the 50s will be removed to accommodate the late night series. Patrons seated in the 60s (bench by the wall) may also be asked to move depending on late night reservations.
- There are no discounts on tickets no matter the group size
- Beyú Caffé does have dinner/show packages available for 12 or more with set menus to facilitate your evening. Contact Bronwen Mischel directly for more information at email@example.com
- There is no official dress code, however the atmosphere is best suited for dress business casual
For Our Disabled Patrons
- Performance area is accessible and on street level
- Restrooms are located on the main floor and easily accessible.
- If you are in a wheelchair please call the café so we can hold specific space to accommodate the you.