Arts Commons Presents
Arts Commons, Jack Singer Concert Hall
Friday, November 17, 2017
Lobby Pre-show at 6:30pm - Esteban Herrera
American jazz composer, pianist, radio personality, and three-time GRAMMY Award winning musician Ramsey Lewis is a jazz legend. The iconic jazz star is known for his light swinging jazz that never fails to set the mood, dabbling and shifting through genres and sound through his 50-yr career. Ramsey Lewis discovered his love for piano at the young age of four, and worked his way up to his radio smash hit the The 'In' Crowd in 1965. Since then he has recorded over 80 albums, notably performing with Earth, Wind & Fire on their album Sun Goddess, and was personally congratulated on his 80th birthday by President Barack Obama, who said “You’ve filled our lives with music and with joy.”
Joined by jazz singer Ann Hampton Callaway who is known for her smoldering voice, and trumpet player Marquis Hill, Ramsey Lewis will take you on a night of jazz to remember.
Part of TD Jazz presented by Arts Commons.
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The Jack Singer Concert Hall in Arts Commons is described as one of the most beautiful and acoustically acclaimed venues in North America. Home of Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, BD&P World Music, and TD Jazz, audiences are treated to some of the world's finest musical events. The hall also welcomes a spectrum of events each season from TED talks and National Geographic speakers, to wedding dinners on the stage and rock stars on tour.
Ideal for: Weddings, performances, meetings, graduation ceremonies, and corporate events
Capacity: 1797 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Formal dinner seating 200 – Cocktail reception
Lighting & A/V: Fully customizable lighting and A/V options
Stage: Stage measures 86' wide by 38' deep.
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible Seats
Named after Mr. Jack Singer ($1.5M contribution from his sons, Alan and Stephen Singer), the concert hall is also the home of the Carthy Organ donated by the Carthy Foundation in the amount of $750,000 in memory of Mrs. Margaret Mannix. Suspended high above the stage is a laminated, 185,000-pound (90-ton) spruce-wood acoustical canopy that can be raised or lowered to tune the hall according to the specific needs of each performer.
Over its 32 year life, Jack Singer Concert Hall has undergone many upgrades to ensure that it remains a state-of-the-art performance hall, including a new million dollar sound system with state-of-the-art hearing assistance in 2004, a complete replacement of all its analog sound boards in 2014, and the future replacement of all of its seats to be completed by fall 2017.