November 8, 2010; For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christy Krueger, 520-577-7320
Joe Bourne to Share Holiday Spirit in Song
Holiday music has a way of invoking the season’s spirit in everyone, especially when performed on stage in the company of a 30-plus-voice choir. Tucson’s popular vocalist Joe Bourne will present A Nat King Cole & Gospel Music Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 18 at SaddleBrooke’s DesertView Performing Arts Center for all to enjoy.
Music lovers familiar with Bourne’s audience-wooing style will be treated to this special live performance based on his tribute CD, “Remembering Mr. Cole,” which has received high accolades from the Cole family. Selections will include favorites such as “When I Fall in Love,” “Unforgettable,” “Nature Boy” and “The Christmas Song.”
Prior to his return to the U.S. in 2000, Bourne spent 25 years touring Europe with dozens of America’s top musical acts including the Stylistics, Natalie Cole and Ray Charles. His diverse repertoire promises new delights each time he takes the spotlight, and his emotional delivery creates an intimate connection with the audience.
Fresh from his autumn Nat King Cole Tribute tour dates in Ohio, Idaho and Washington state, Bourne will be joined on the DesertView stage by his quartet, handpicked from among Tucson’s finest jazz musicians – Sly Slipetsky on piano, Matt Mitchell on guitar, Scott Black playing bass and Miguel Bazemore on percussion.
After delivering his snappy renditions of Cole’s most popular songs, Bourne will unite with the Tucson Arizona Mass Choir, an interfaith gospel group representing churches from all corners of Tucson. Together they’ll present a festive holiday program featuring both secular and gospel Christmas tunes that are sure to brighten the season.
Tickets may be purchased in advance for $21 at http://tickets.saddlebrooketwo.com or for $23 at the door, based on availability. The show, which is open to the general public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is expected to sell out. DesertView Performing Arts Center is located at 39900 Clubhouse Drive in SaddleBrooke – see www.dvpac.net for directions. Call 520-818-1000 with additional questions.
For more information about Joe Bourne and his music, visit www.joebourne.com.