The Red Jacket Jamboree brings the old-time radio variety show to the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, December 20th at 7pm. The cast of The Red Jacket Jamboree along with musical guests: Jennifer Barnett and Younce Guitar Duo, celebrate the holiday with two hour-long episodes: “A Billie Holiday Holiday” and “Christmas in the Keweenaw.”
Jennifer Barnett is a rising star within the Jazz world. The Michigan native is currently studying Vocal Jazz Performance at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City. For the past two years, she has been named one of America's top young Jazz vocalists by DownBeat Magazine. Not yet 20, Jennifer has been performing in Jazz, Pop and Rock ensembles since she was 12. The Red Jacket Jamboree is excited to introduce you to this rising star!
Younce Guitar Duo takes listeners on a sonic journey woven together by elements of Jazz, Latin, Celtic and other world rhythms. The collaboration between father and son guitar virtuosos, has led to their distinct sound and exquisite original compositions and arrangements. Get ready to hear their unique interpretations of your favorite holiday tunes!
The Red Jacket Jamboree is a NEW old-time radio variety show sharing stories, songs and history from Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula. Hosted by Lena Dorey, the show is performed/recorded in front of a live audience at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan Tech University and also features Martin Achatz, Poet Laureate of the U.P.,the Red Jacket Actors and music by the Copper Cats, with Jerry Younce on guitar, Bill Carrothers on piano, Harry South on bass and Zach Ott on percussion. It's an entertaining show for the entire family. Adult tickets are $20; Students with I.D. are $5. The next performance is Friday, December 20th at 7pm. The audience is asked to be in their seats 5 minutes before the show.
The Red Jacket Jamboree is produced by Real People Media, a nonprofit helping people share their stories through the literary, visual, performing and media arts. The 2019/2020 season is sponsored by Copper Country Preservation with financial support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Michigan Humanities Council. Episodes of The Red Jacket Jamboree are distributed by PRX Radio Exchange. For more information about this and other upcoming shows, visit www.redjacketjamboree.org. Reserved seating tickets can be purchased through the box office at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts at (906) 487-3200 or online at: www.mtu.edu/rozsa.