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‘Sisters in Song’ to honor women jazz legends at Morehouse concert

Six top female jazz vocalists will pay tribute to legendary jazz greats during the “Sisters in Song: Saluting Jazz’s Greatest Divas” concert on Sunday.

The event features Kathleen Bertrand, Chandra Currelley, Julie Dexter, Pamela Dillard, Theresa Hightower, and Rhonda Thomas.

Through song, they will honor jazz icons Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Dianne Reeves as part of Women’s History Month celebrations.

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“I have wanted to do something with my singer friends for some time,” said Bertrand. “Atlanta has a plethora of talented jazz singers. All of the women and I have performed together in different combinations on various shows. It is a joy to share the stage with them all, as we pay tribute to some of our favorite jazz singers in this Women’s History Month tribute.”

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Singer Kathleen Bertrand will sing tributes to other great jazz singers. Credit: Dwayne Boyd (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The show’s music director is Kenny Banks, Sr., who just returned from a European tour will award-winning vocalist Lizz Wright. He will be joined by Kevin Smith, Robert Boone and Darian Emory.

The show begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College, 900 West End Ave. S.W.

Tickets are $40. VIP tickets, which included a meet-and-greet after the show, are sold out.

Proceeds will benefit the Spelman College class of 1973.

The night of jazz is produced by RLK Events and Kathleen Bertrand in collaboration with Morehouse College’s department of music.

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Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017 line-up announced

All-black orchestra seeks to broaden musical choices for African Americans

Grant Henry, a former seminary student and church deacon, owns CHURCH, named best themed bar in the world by BuzzFeed. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

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