from December 11, 2014 Fountain AfterDark
[Fountain, NC] The Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars feature Broadway singer and dancer Dirk Lumbard and Greenville vocalist Carolyn Greene Myers in a special Christmas show and concert this coming Saturday at Fountain General Store.
Creech’s annual Christmas show has become one of the most popular acts to perform at Fountain. “This has been an SRO show for us for several years,” said Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor. “Adding Dirk to it makes it a bigger show, and one for which seats will also be a little tougher to find.”
Lumbard, who has re-settled to the Edgecombe County community of Old Sparta, has performed on Broadway several times, including a stint as Harold Hill in “The Music Man.” He and Myers, who has retired to her hometown of Greenville, are both on faculty at ECU’s School of Music. Myers was a career music educator and vocalist in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where she soloed with the Robert Shaw Chorale among many others. She received the School’s Outstanding Alumna award in 2011.
Creech, the Greenville jazz guitarist and impresario, has been presenting a jazz showcase at Fountain twice a year for about 10 years. This Saturday’s performance will also feature Jimmy Aycock on keyboards; George Knott on acoustic bass and tubs; and Les Sutorious on trumpet and vocals.
Saturday’s show will also feature several guest performers.
The Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars’ December 13 concert begins at 7:30. General admission, if available, is $10.75. Reserved seats are $13.50
Fountain General Store is located in historic downtown Fountain, at the intersection of US 258 and NC 222. Its family atmosphere is smoke- and alcohol-free.
After Saturday’s shows, only one more will be presented at Fountain in 2014. On December 20, the Lemon Sisters and Rutabaga Brothers, Greenville’s premier dance band during the 1980s, will reunite for their third annual Christmas dance.
Tags: Christmas, classical, jazz, piano, show tunes, tap dance