Jazz couple to perform at TROY

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—Internationally acclaimed jazz musicians Patti Cathcart and Tuck Andress, a husband-and-wife duo for nearly 30 years, will present a tribute to great American songs in Claudia Crosby Theatre.

Sponsored by the Troy Arts Council and the University’s College of Communications and Fine Arts, the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 and features Welsh-born singer and songwriter Judith Owen as the opening act.

General admission tickets are $20 and student tickets are $5. They may be purchased online at troyartscouncil.com and at the door.

The concert will feature songs composed by Ellington, Mercer, Gershwin, Rodgers, Hart and Hammerstein.

Andress said the theme of the concert is “Love is Real.”

“If you want to hear about a ‘standard’ – our standard – it is that love is real. It is infinitely powerful. It is contagious and unstoppable,” he said. “It is the secret sauce that makes life worth living.”

Prior to the concert, the performers will take part in a special College of Communication and Fine Arts convocation that begins at 2 p.m. in the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor in support of the college’s reading initiative “creative habits and careers.” The artists will meet students and discuss their own creative habits, said Dr. John Jinright, an associate professor of music in the John M. Long School of Music.