University of Central Arkansas

Jazz at Lincoln Center presents ‘Sing and Swing’ at Reynolds Performance Hall

Conway Institute of Music

CONWAY– The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Sing and Swing,” a Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents production on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m.

For over three decades, Jazz at Lincoln Center has been a leading advocate for jazz, culture and arts education globally. Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center has brought the art form of jazz from the heart of New York City to over 446 cities in more than 40 countries.

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents touring initiative provides an affordable opportunity to present jazz programming, featuring up-and-coming musicians who have been identified as rising stars by JALC. The initiative also allows for expansion of the mission of JALC “to entertain, enrich and expand a global community for jazz through performance, education, and advocacy.”

After the success of JALC Presents Songs We Love tour, this new and highly anticipated touring project celebrates the Great American Songbook in all of its playful and sophisticated glory, brought to life by two of this generation’s brightest stars.

Each armed with prodigious trumpet talent and vocal charm, Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III will re-live and re-imagine some of the classic partners in jazz and popular song, including Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Peggy Lee. Featuring songs by Gershwin, Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and many more and joined by a who’s who of New York all-stars.

Tickets range from $30-$50 for adults and $10 for children/students. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., online at uca.edu/reynolds or by calling UCA Ticket Central at (501) 450-3265 or toll free at (866) 810-0012.

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