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KCC Productions presents the FIU Big Band featuring guest vocalist Wendy Pedersen
(Published: October 02, 2014)

South Motors Jazz Series, Pinecrest Gardens, October 18 at 8 PM

The FIU Big Band is the most visible artistic group at FIU. With over 25 major performances yearly it has become internationally recognized as one of the premier college jazz ensembles in the world. Invitations to the International Association for Jazz Education Convention, the Mid-West Band & Orchestra Clinic, the Wigan Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Quito Jazz Festival, and the Maceo Jazz Festival have taken this world-class group of graduate & undergraduate students beyond the realm of the ‘typical' college band. "This big band sports an explosive sound and fluid mode of attack. They abide by a get up and go style of musicality via brisk charts and precision-oriented interplay. In effect, the album title offers a vivid depiction of the band's multihued gait, where they tear it up and also temper the various pulses in spots." (Glenn Astarita)

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida's favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace "Jazz Artist of the Year" and a Miami New Times "best vocalist", saying, "Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart..." "When she sings, her voice, an elegant melismatic instrument, evokes the standard emotions, yes, but deeper longings and muted desires."
(Leonard Pitts, Miami Herald)

Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 SW 57th Ave (Red Rd.) Tickets are $20-$25 at pinecrestgardens.org or 305-669-6990.

More Information: http://www.pinecrestgardens.org

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