On Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3:00 p.m., Stephen C. Widom Cultural Arts at Emanuel will present a virtual concert featuring New York’s Jazziest R&B Duo, Elasea Douglas and Sadiki Pierre.
The duo, entitled, Acute Inflections, will perform their favorite love songs from Billie Holiday, Sam Cooke, and Anita Baker, along with selections of their original music!
“A velvety mix of Erykah Badu & Billie Holiday paired with the cool grooves of her 007 on bass” is how one reviewer described Acute Inflections. New York’s Jazzy R&B duo has been featured on Discovery and NPR.
They can often be found entertaining their clients, among them, the United Nations and Mercedes-Benz, at high-end events across the country and abroad. They have shared the stage with Jennifer Hudson, Sting, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and other notable artists. Their albums are always favorites on the jazz charts, and their shows are both fun and enchanting.
Elasea Douglas is a gifted singer, songwriter, dancer and actress. After graduating from Hunter College, Elasea performed in several Off-Broadway shows including Dreamgirls and most impressively, a one-woman show called A Role Once Played. She made her Broadway debut as part of the original cast of the Tony Award-winning show, FELA!
Sadiki Pierre is a talented upright bass player who is uniquely capable of playing and fusing almost any style of music including classical, jazz, Latin, reggae and R&B. He’s performed at numerous jazz clubs throughout New York City, the Hudson Valley, Boston and New England.
The Donna Levien Presentation in Music, in celebration of Black History Month, is funded by the Kisner-Levien families in loving memory of Donna Levien.
Registration for this virtual event is $15.
Check here for further information, to register and purchase a ticket online. ❑
After February 19th at 2:00 PM, call 516.482.5701 to purchase a ticket. Video is available for viewing thru March 5.
Call 516.482.5701 if you have any questions.