Jazz artists’ online concert airs in September

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Chauncey Dunham, CEO/CVO of A Dante Production, is ramping up North Central Florida’s entertainment, produced by the onslaught of COVID-19, and developing into a new normal.

It’s a P2V concert stream, a must-watch performance from the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art’s courtyard in Daytona Beach.

It will air Sept. 18, 9 p.m., on YouTube, and at a ticket price of $10 per person.

“Jazz on the Green” is a collaboration of the Museum of Arts and Sciences and A Dante Production.

A Dante Production and JAW Concert Promotions also have a synergy that has proven productive.

JAW Concert Promotions has Halifax Urban Ministries on its radar, helping families struggling with hunger, prescriptions, utilities and rent during COVID-19.

A portion of the “Jazz on the Green” proceeds will be donated to Halifax Urban Ministries.

Featured artists

Scherezada “Schery” Morales
is a versatile vocalist/per￾former based in Orlando.

Hitting the stage will be the Chris Clarke Trio, drummer/percussionist Dimas Sanchez, bass Randy Bordon, and vocalist Scherezada “Schery” Morales.

Native Jamaican Chris Clarke is a classically-trained pianist from the Juilliard School and other performing arts conservatories.

The Chris Clarke Trio, one of A Dante Production’s newest additions, is promising a stunning jazz package.

Drummer/percussionist Sanchez will integrate elements of Puerto Rican folklore with jazz, blues and other genres.

Bordan, who’s educated at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan in Havana, is a Cuban multi-genre bass player, studying classic upright bass with teachers from Cuba’s National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dunham said, “Schery is a versatile vocalist/performer based in Orlando.

“Schery’s background is wideranged, performing in musical theater from a young age to  currently performing oldies, the top 40 pop, salsa, Latin, big band, classical and a cappella.”

She’s performed at SeaWorld, Disney, The Holy Land Experience, Universal City Walk, The Breakers, and other North Central Florida venues.

Honoring COVID-19 frontline workers

Dunham’s October show will honor frontline workers dealing with COVID-19 at AdventHealth Fish Memorial Hospital in Orange City.

The show will capture the splendor of vocalists Lois Williams and Daphne Cooper, and emcee Ajay.

Dante’s pride, Williams, is a new retiree from AdventHealth. Born and bred in Brooklyn, Williams was drawn to the sounds of Motown, R&B, jazz, blues and pop.

Her natural gift and love of music drove her to join bands that traveled as far as Canada.

Cooper to delight crowd

Daphne Cooper’s performance will also be smashing! Cooper’s musical journey began in Orlando in her church’s children’s choir.

She brought sultry, crowdpleasing vocals to the U.S. Army, serving with the military police, and sharing her talent with the Army Entertainment USA Express Top 40 Band.

She embarked upon a oneyear international tour, entertaining the armed forces, civilians and distinguished guests from around the world.

Cooper uses her skills to perform at various venues, and with a multitude of bands and musicians from across the globe.

Native Jamaican Chris Clarke is a classically trained pianist from the Juilliard School.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF A DANTE PRODUCTION

Apollo Theater emcee

Native New Yorker Ajay will propel into the emcee spot. He’s spent endless nights at the world famous Apollo Theater, and decided to strike out and make a name for himself.

Ajay joined A Dante Production in 2019 and is thrilling the audiences.

North Central Florida’s entertainment ramps up to becoming dubbed “the new normal.”

For tickets and the details of the date and time, call 800-443-1061.

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As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted, the prodigal son, or daughter, and the bereaved.

Celebrations

Birthdays wishes to Dorothy Nixon, July 25; Diana McKieRobinson, July 26; June Bethel, Christine Robinson, and Diana’s mom, Rosa McKie, on her 103rd birthday, July 27; John Lucas and my brother, Ronald Coaxum, of the Bronx, July 29; and the Rev. Cheryl Daniels, July 30.

Best anniversary wishes to George and the Rev. Annette Weaver, July 25.

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