The “Jazz on the Triangle” series at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church has returned for its 20th season. The final concert in the series takes place Sunday, June 21, 4-6pm, and features vocalist Paula James-Chavis.
The concert is a homecoming of sorts: She began singing at age 4 at Holy Trinity! Paula continued to sing at St. Vincent de Paul School, and on into Junior High, High School, and College. Her idols are many and varied – Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and others. She has synthesized her own style and voice while absorbing influences from many of the greats of the vocal field. Paula was for 33 years a triple career woman – raising three children, teaching First Grade for the Metropolitan Nashville School System, and singing and performing on stage and screen.
Paula has performed with Dr. Dorothy Marcic, acclaimed author of “Respect,” has backed up such varied artists as Shirley Caesar, Charlie Daniels, Amy Grant, and Kenny Rogers. For this concert she is backed two of the city’s favorite instrumentalists, John Birdsong and Joe Davidian. This concert will be a fitting close to the Holy Trinity Jazz Series’s twentieth season.
The Church of the Holy Trinity is located at 615 Sixth Avenue South, the intersection of Sixth Avenue and Lafayette Street. The Gothic styled building is known for its fine and intimate acoustics. Tickets are $20 each, or $45 for the series of three. Each concert will begin at 4:00 pm, will include a short intermission, and will be followed by a reception in the Church’s Parish Hall. For further information, contact the Church at (615) 256-6359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.