Stephanie Jordan Big Band to pay tribute to Lena Horne 

New Orleans jazz vocalist Stephanie Jordan will perform a tribute concert in honor of the legendary Lena Horne at the Baton Rouge Community College  Magnolia Performing Arts Theater, 201 Community College Drive, Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6pm.
 
“It is fitting that we honor Ms. Horne during Black History Month, in addition to being a great performer, she was also known for her work in the Civil Rights era.  Horne was applauded by many for refusing to play roles that stereotyped African-American women.  She performed at rallies around the country on behalf of the NAACP, National Council for Negro Women, Delta Sigma Theta sorority, Urban League, and was very involved at the 1963 March on Washington.  Lena Horne even spoke at an NAACP rally with Medgar Evers in Jackson, Miss. the weekend before he was assassinated,” said Jordan.

Sponsored by the BRCC Student Government Association (SGA), the concert is free and open to the public.  

The Stephanie Jordan Big Band 

will engage the audience with her signature sound of jazz standards from the Big Band era.  The show will include highlights from the “Stephanie Jordan Sings A Tribute to the Fabulous Lena Horne” CD which honors the legendary Grammy Award winner who also starred in many films.
 
For this show, joining Stephanie in the Stephanie Jordan Big Band include members Bill Grimes, Bass and Conductor; Piano – Oscar Rossignoli; Drums – Jonathan Grimes; Trumpet – Bobby Campo and Marlon Jordan; Tenor Sax -Michael Pierce; Baritone Sax -Jason Mingledorf; and Trombone – BJ McGibney. 

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