United in Jazz
2017 United In Jazz Spring Concert Series
LESLIE AND FRIENDS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd, 2017
Leslie’s signature ear and sultry tones, expansive range and expressive delivery defy categorization, expertly lending themselves to a diverse repertoire befitting any performance atmosphere. Honed through formal classical training at Howard University-College of Fine Arts, Leslie’s gift has taken center stage in historic U.S. platforms such as Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater, and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. She has also performed in historic venues in Tokyo, Japan, St. Thomas Virgin, Islands and Barcelona, Spain.
PETER & WILL ANDERSON TRIO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2017
Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) identical twins Peter & Will Anderson have headlined the Blue Note, Kennedy Center, and New Orleans Jazz Festival, playing “with a passion, unpredictability, and sense of discovery.” (All About Jazz) Natives of Washington DC, the Andersons' are Juilliard graduates, have played on GRAMMY winning recordings, and have toured to the U.K., South America, and Japan.
FLUTE PRAISE FRIDAY, March 3rd, 2017
Flutpraise is a unique combination of instrumental Latin/Jazz/Praise and Worship music designed to bring the listener a toe tapping/bouncing as well as a profound musical experience. The band has a unique combination of a Smooth Jazz/Latin instrumentation. Flutepraise has done several well-known events in Charlotte, including First Night, University Art’s Festival, UNCC International Festival, several arts events for the City of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County and much more.
5TH & York FRIDAY, APRIL 7th, 2017
Come hear the foot stomping, head bobbing sounds of this nationally acclaimed jazz group. Smooth jazz saxophonist, Derwin Friday leads this amazing band with music designed to stir the soul and lift the spirit. Since 2006, Fifth and York has rocked the stages of some of the most popular places in the city and the country. Their first hit album, Nascentum, features the best of smooth urban contemporary jazz. Back by popular demand, come and enjoy one of the biggest and best concerts of the spring, United in Jazz season!
Come and enjoy a delicious dinner, good fellowship and live jazz from these electrifying artists!
Tickets: Dinner and Concert $20.00 Concert Only $10.00 Parking $6.00 (Public lots)
Dinner: 5:30 – 6:45 PM Concert: 7:00 PM
Call (704) 376-8014 for reservations First Come First Served at the Door. All proceeds go to the historic preservation of the 150 year old sanctuary constructed by former slaves.
Vacation Bible School
First United and Memorial Churches invite you to join us for Vacation Bible School, June 19 - 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2600 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. Discover Your Strength in God! Come along on awesome adventures alongside our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. VBS Hero Central uses magnificent music, amazing arts & crafts, engaging classroom activities and fantastic Bible stories to help each of us discover our strength in God! Classes for Pre-K (age 4) through Adults. Dinner at 5:30 each night with classes beginning at 6:00 pm. Our closing celebration worship service will be held at First United PC on Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am