Shana Tucker to Present Jazz Fusion Concert
Cellist, guitarist and singer/songwriter Shana Tucker will perform her show, “ChamberSoul Cello and Songs,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tucker’s quartet includes Otto Ehling, piano; Jeff Davis, bass; and John Abraham, drums. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the show and can be purchased at the front desk or online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Tucker is well known on the East Coast as a jazz musician and composer, and critics there compare her singing favorably to that of Cleo Laine and Diana Krall. Now, as a resident performer in Cirque de Soleil’s “Ka” at the MGM Grand, she is building her reputation in Las Vegas.
Ehling began playing piano at age 2. He holds a master’s degree in jazz performance from UNLV and is now pursuing his doctoral degree in classical performance. He also performs at shows on the Las Vegas Strip such as Pop Evolution, MJ live, and Cirque du Soleil’s “O.”
Davis has played bass with saxophonists Pete Christlieb and Richie Cole and with singer Joe Williams. Abraham has spent the last 10 years working as a drummer for the Cirque du Soleil productions of “Mystère” and “O” and was formerly known for his jazz fusion band, Afterburner.
Additional information about “ChamberSoul Cello and Songs” may be found by calling Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visiting the website. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.