October 20, 2009

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Jazz vocalist Carol Fredette will perform in concert on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Rooke Recital Hall of the Weis Music Building at Bucknell University.

Performing with Fredette will be Mark Soskin, piano, and Dean Johnson, bass.

The free concert is part of the ongoing Janet Weis Cabaret Jazz Series, which is made possible by funding from the Weis family.

New York jazz scene
Fredette's most recent New York gig was this month at Iridium.

Nancy Barell, who hosts the radio program, "Jazz Spotlight on Sinatra," which seldom showcases performers other than Sinatra, wrote after hearing one of the Iridium sets, "Your performance last night was stellar. You not only sing the song, you live the song. It was a great jazz experience."

After her first appearance at Greenwich Village's Page Three, Fredette toured with the Sal Salvador band before she started touring with her own bands — one of which included guitarist John Scofield — as well as tours as a solo performer across three continents.

She has headlined every major jazz club including the Blue Note, Birdland, Michael's Pub, Fat Tuesday's, and Café Carlyle.

She is a favorite at the Midday Jazz Series at Citicorps Center and is about to make her 25th appearance at the long-standing Monmouth County Library concert series.

Highlights of her concert and festival appearances include The British Embassy in Washington, D.C., where she performed John Dankworth's jazz interpretations of Shakespeare's poems and sonnets; the Kansas City Women's Jazz Festival; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C. with Richard Rodney Bennett; the American Popular Song series with Loonis McGlohon in Charlotte, N.C.; and a much acclaimed program with Dave Frishberg at the University of North Carolina.

In addition to performing and recording, Fredette has conducted master classes and vocal jazz workshops at City College, Duke University and Jazz Mobile in Harlem as well as teaching privately.

For more information or to hear music samples, visit www.carolfredette.com/.

Contact: Division of Communications


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