Apr 10

Hot Jazz on a Cool Afternoon

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Contact Performer: Ladene Miles Bourne 607-724-4837
Contact: Naima Kradjian, Executive Director
Goodwill Theatre Inc.
(607) 772-2404, ext. 2 (Office)
(607) 727-5851 (Mobile)

HOT JAZZ ON A COOL AFTERNOON AT THE SCHORR FAMILY FIREHOUSE STAGEThe Goodwill Theatre will present “Hot Jazz on a Cool Afternoon” featuring local Ladene Miles Bourne and the Blues and the Abstract Truth Ensemble, on Sunday, April 15, at 2:00PM at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. This Sunday afternoon performance is the first in the Goodwill Theatre’s 2011-2012 Triple Cities Triple Jazz Series, sponsored by The Oakdale Mall.

Ladene Miles Bourne, a native of Philadelphia Pennsylvania and former Clinton Street antiques dealer, accepted a challenge from her husband, several years ago, when he said “You could be a singer.” After finding a voice coach, Mary Lou Muratori, Ladene set out to do just that! First, she began “sitting-in” with the late Billy Fuster’s Trio at the Lost Dog Cafe. Later she studied with Jazz vocalist, Sheila Jordan, at the University of Massachusetts for the “Jazz in July” program.

Today Ladene can be heard at local club venues, jazz jams, churches and nursing homes, and last fall she sang in Paris. She has appeared with the Gene Cothran Trio, Miles Ahead and other area jazz groups.

Ladene’s repertoire includes music from the American Song Book, made famous by Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra to name a few. Her repertoire also includes African American hymns.

Ladene keeps her heart open while working as the director of the “Haven After School Program” for teens held at the Trinity Memorial Church across the street from Binghamton High School.

The Blues and the Abstract Truth Ensemble includes Jeff Stockham, Trumpet, Al Hamme, Alto & Soprano Saxophones, Mike Carbone, Tenor Saxophone, Tony Alduino, Baritone Saxophone, Gene Cothran, Piano, Tony Marino, Bass and Tom Killian, Drums

Hamme served as director of the Jazz Music program at Binghamton University for over 30 years before retiring in 1997. A virtuoso performer on saxophones, clarinet, and flute, Hamme is well-known as a band leader, music educator, and concert artist.

Hamme has recorded with Phil Woods, Tom Harrell, Slam Stewart, Bucky Pizzarelli, and has toured with the big bands of Les Elgart, Jimmy Dorsey, and Sammy Kaye. Hamme has performed with Liza Minelli, Natalie Cole, Clark Terry, Marian McPartland, and Bill Mays. He can be heard on various recordings on National Public Radio with Slam Stewart and Frank Wess. Hamme founded Music Unlimited in 1974 to provide musicians in the Binghamton area with an outlet to play modern big band jazz.

Tickets for “Hot Jazz on a Cool Afternoon” are on sale now for $25 for adults and $20 for senior citizens and students. Ask the Box Office how to save 20% and how to join the Hook and Ladder Society. Reservations, and information on all shows, are available by calling the Goodwill Theatre Box Office at (607) 772-2404, ext. 1. Tickets, if still available, will also be sold at the door, one hour before show time.