“ChamberSoul” With Shana Tucker Next for Ovations! Series

Posted on 4/4/2017 12:56:17 PM

Shana TuckerShana Tucker is a singer, songwriter, and cellist who credits her genre-bending “ChamberSoul” style to her jazz, classical, blues, pop, and R&B influences. Tucker will share her style when she performs on the Lively Arts Ovations! series April 13, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in Gorell Recital Hall, which is located on the second floor of John Sutton Hall.

Tucker’s journey as a solo artist began in 2009 when she arrived in Durham, North Carolina, from her native Long Island, and quickly became a staple in the vibrant Triangle music scene encompassing Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. In 2011, Tucker released SHiNE in collaboration with her network of musicians, launching a young and highly active touring career. In addition to her extensive performances around the country, she is also a resident musician with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas.

Touted by JazzTimes Magazine as “a jazz talent...whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible,” Shana’s style and sound has been described as a mash-up of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers.

She will perform with her trio, including Shirazette Tinnin, drums; Nimrod Speaks, bass; and Seth L. Johnson, guitar.

Tickets for this event are available online or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing website. They can also be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by calling the HUB ticket office at 724-357-1313. Any seats remaining will be sold at the door starting one hour prior to the performance.

Tickets are priced at $22 for regular admission, $18 for seniors and groups, and $12 for students and children.

For more information on this and other events within the Lively Arts, call 724-357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail lively-arts@iup.edu.

The Ovations! series is funded, in part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants, and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits annually.

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