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FSU, Kauffman Music Bringing Renowned, Young Jazz Diva to Cumberland
10/30/2006

FSU, Kauffman Music Bringing Renowned, Young Jazz Diva to Cumberland
Rachael Price’s Rich and Accomplished Voice Making Waves in Jazz World

Rachael Price, a young jazz virtuoso whose rich and accomplished voice has earned her widespread praise from established stars in the world of jazz, is coming to Western Maryland to perform 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Windsor Hall in Cumberland’s Town Centre. The event, presented by Frostburg State University’s CES Jazz Club sponsored by Kauffman Music, promises to be an unforgettable evening featuring one of the most notable emerging artists in jazz.

At only 20 years old, Price has already proved that she is something very special. At 17, she was a semi-finalist at the Montreaux International Jazz Vocal Competition in France. She also received standing ovations for her performances at the famed Newport Jazz Festival, at the Society of Singers’ gala to honor Elton John and at the Shubert organization’s gala to honor Robert Goulet. In 2004, Price wowed the audience (and was the youngest competitor) at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. She is often featured as guest performer with the T.S. Monk Sextet and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and her vocal repertoire ranges from great American jazz standards to recent compositions. Price recently recorded her first album, “Dedicated to You,” a compendium of standards from the heyday of “girl jazz singers” like Anita O’Day and Doris Day. MGM musical legend Kathryn Grayson says Price is "the best young voice I've heard, period. No one around can even touch her. She's got a style all her own."

To purchase tickets or for more information about the performance, call the FSU Lane University Center Box Office at (301) 687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at ces.frostburg.edu. To learn more about Price, visit www.edkeane.com/RachaelPrice.html.

Price will also host an educational jazz session that will explore jazz as a traditional American art genre as well as share her experiences as a performer in the jazz industry beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Windsor Hall. This educational jazz session is free and open to the public.

Price’s performance is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program; and is supported in part by the generous contributions of Allegany Aggregates Inc, Marc Dinola DDS, City Lights, and the Inn at Walnut Bottom.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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