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Duke Jazz Ensemble with Vanessa Rubin, vocalist

Join the Duke Jazz Ensemble, John V. Brown, director, and Evan Roberson, associate director, as they welcome singer Vanessa Rubin to the Baldwin stage.

$10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, students free.

Cleveland native Vanessa Rubin released five albums on Novus/RCA Records, three of which reached #1 on the radio. She has also recorded two CDs for Telarc Jazz: "Language of Love" and "Girl Talk." Her most recent recording, "Full Circle" (Creative Perspective Music), is a joint project with saxophonist Don Braden.

Rubin's first original composition was "No Strings Attached." Other originals by Rubin featured on her recordings are "Once Was Not Enough," "If You Ever Go Away" and "Are You Ready For Me?" She also penned the first set of lyrics to Frank Foster's "Simone," Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil" (vocally re-titled "All For One") and Tadd Dameron's "The Dream Is You" (vocally re-titled "Reveries Do Come True").

In addition to her vocal career, for several years Rubin has performing the play "Yesterdays: An Evening with Billie Holiday" written by Renee Upchurch and directed by Woodie King Jr. This one woman show about the life and music of the most legendary of jazz vocal immortals netted Ms. Rubin a 2011 nomination for a Kevin Klein Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical.

Rubin also continues to be a favorite at jazz clubs and festivals in the US and abroad. Her work as a producer and educator/clinician with youth in communities as well as in educational institutions worldwide is ongoing.

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