The Flame Catering and Banquet Centre and Eastern Carolina Jazz will continue their successful Sunday concert series in New Bern. This year’s first event is scheduled for Sunday, January 23rd, and features vocalist Ginger Garner with Blue Moon Jazz. John Van Dyke will open the evening and the event will finish with a jam session featuring a host of special guests.
Ginger Garner is a remarkable singer and musician. She is able to cross genres of music from jazz and soul to bluegrass and folk. A Native of North Carolina, Ginger’s early musical roots are well grounded in gospel, soul, and folk music. She learned how to improvise harmony from the time she could stand and speak, gathered around the family piano every Sunday with her aunt and grandfather. Beyond family, her musical influences include Patty Griffin, Eva Cassidy, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Ginger has performed for The University of North Carolina at Wilmington, at the Lincoln Center, on radio, television, and in numerous mission travels across the United States from Alaska to New York City. Last summer Ginger was featured in Smoke’s Supper Club’s sold out concert “A Tribute to Billie Holiday”. Audiences here have been eagerly awaiting her return. Appearing with Ginger will be Blue Moon Jazz. Featuring Pianist Tony Ray, Glenn Point Jr. on Drums and Tony Moseley on Bass.
As always, delicious food and beverage selections will be available as well. Chef Smoke is busy working on a special buffet for the event and the staff is gearing up for another great evening.
Sunday, January 23rd – Doors open at 5pm – Music starting at 6pm at The Flame Catering and Banquet Centre, 2301 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC, 252-633-1193.
General admission: $15. Tickets are available at Bank of The Arts in Downtown New Bern and at New Bern Farmer’s Market – or call 252-649-0109 for advance tickets. Tickets will be available at the door but advance reservations are recommended.
Submitted by: John Van Dyke, Eastern Carolina Jazz