Earl Klugh and Nnenna Freelon
Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:30PM at 1100 Stockton Street Buy Tickets
Six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Nnenna Freelon has earned a well-deserved reputation as a compelling and captivating live performer. While GRAMMY Award winning guitarist Earl Klugh has over 200 compositions in circulation, nearly 30 full-length albums, and 13 career GRAMMY nominations. Together, this concert brings together two of the most sought after Jazz artists of our time.
Freelon’s voice and Klugh’s guitar, interpreting the music of yesterday and today, bring unyielding moments of tenderness, subtlety, spirit, and grace in these rare and special concerts.Whether it’s Charlie Chaplin or Stevie Wonder, you’ll hear a conversation between two like-minded musical souls.
Recently, Nnenna and Earl decided that they would pair for a series of concerts in duet format, augmented at times by bass, to celebrate some of the 20th Century’s greatest songs and songwriters. As did Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass create some unforgettable moments, hear Nnenna Freelon and Earl Klugh spread some good cheer and hopeful messages in their show.
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Featured Local Visual Artist
As of 2012 Artist in Residence of White Oak Conservation, Nadine Terk, has created portraits of some of the earth’s most endangered species. These images are gilded using a technique she learned while living in Japan and play upon both the representational and the iconic. Her process begins by careful observation of each animal and detailed charcoal studies completed on site. Her gilded portraits of the animals, which she creates in her Jacksonville studio, are a response to the mounted trophy head, a practice that has contributed to the demise of many of these species.
“At White Oak, I have a persistent feeling of participating in something much greater than myself,” says Terk. “While I paint, I am aware that I am creating images for posterity. As these creatures disappear, all that we will have left are visual images. Future generations will look at these images as we do the cave paintings of Lascaux or Chauvet and wonder…. What were we thinking?”
Terk received her M.A. in Art History and Archeology at Columbia University and was an Adjunct Professor of Art and Art History at Flagler College, University of North Florida, and Florida State College of Jacksonville. She held the position of Curator of the Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art before transitioning to a career in art in 1998. She was formally trained in classical realism at The Art Students League in New York and by one of the world’s preeminent portrait painters, Nelson Shanks, at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia. Terk exhibits her work both locally and abroad.