Six top female jazz vocalists will pay tribute to legendary jazz greats during the “Sisters in Song: Saluting Jazz’s Greatest Divas” concert on Sunday.
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Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama traveled from the nation’s capitol to accept the Joseph E. Lowery Institute Change Agent Award. The Morehouse College Glee Club sang “Glory” from the moie Selma and British Singer Estelle and Atlanta based singers Jennifer Holiday and Kathleen Bertrand also paid tribute to Dr. Lowery in song. Bertrand closed the program out with her rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday To You” as the birthday cake was rolled out.
Kathleen Bertrand has sung the national anthem for two U.S. Presidents, performed during two Olympic Games [’94 Winter Games and ’96 Summer Games] and has performed not once but three times on the worlds biggest jazz stage, Montreux Jazz Festival. She has even shared stages with the smooth jazz king Kenny G and the legendary Ray Charles. However, nothing will compare to the performance she has planned for this coming Memorial Day weekend.