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All Star Cast Celebrates the Music of Ray Charles

Posted on: January 16, 2020


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Georgia on My Mind – The Music of Ray Charles, comes to Harris Center on February 13th.

Ray Charles, a Georgia native son, was an American treasure. He transcended racism, cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country around the world… he was a genius!

Now, an all-star cast of award winning entertainers has been assembled to perform Ray’s classic, unforgettable songs.

Artists performing include;

  • Emmy Award Winner and Grammy® Nominee – Clint Holmes
  • 10-time Grammy® Award Winner, 10-time Dove Award Winner, Soul Train Award Winner, 2-time NAACP Image Award nominated, & Gospel Music Hall of Famers – Take 6
  • 6-time Grammy® nominated vocalist – Nnenna Freelon
  • Grammy® Award Winner and recipient of numerous awards and acknowledgements for his musical excellence including three Dove Award nominations, an NAACP Image Award nomination and winner of two Stellar Awards-Gospel music’s highest honor – Kirk Whalum

Boasting iconic tunes from the catalog of the genius himself, the artists make each song a winning part of the tapestry that is Ray Charles’ music.

Ray won every major award from the Georgia music hall of fame to the Hollywood walk of fame… from the Kennedy honors to a GRAMMY life time achievement award and induction into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.

Don’t miss opportunity to see his music truly celebrated by this amazing cast.

Tickets at


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Great Night of Jazz Coming to Harris Center

Posted on: February 13, 2019

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I wanted to let you know about a great event coming to Folsom.

Mary Carrera of Carrera Productions Presents: Jazz Fusion Night with the Special EFX All-Stars.

Special EFX, led by guitarist, producer, Grammy nominee and 3x Emmy winner, Chieli Minucci, is an incredible collaboration of jazz musicians.

Soulful R & B vocalist Elliott Yamin who rose to fame on American Idol, joins this amazing group featuring Chieli (Celine Dion, Marc Anthony), Grammy winning saxophonist Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea, Barbra Streisand), the amazing Karen Briggs (Yanni, Diana Ross) on violin and cutting edge keyboardist Lao Tizer (Down to the Bone, The Lao Tizer Band).

It’s going to be a JAZZ BLAST when these accomplished artists join forces for a concert jam!

Chieli Minucci is the longtime leader of the Grammy nominated jazz-fusion group and has been a major force on the jazz and world music scene for 35 years.

Besides writing and performing his own music, Chieli shares his guitar brilliance throughout the entertainment world. He has recorded and performed with many top artists such as Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Jewel, Mark Anthony, Michael Bolton, Anastasia, as well as jazz artists Kirk Whalum, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, Bernie Williams, Marion Meadows, Lao Tizer, Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Omar Hakim, and many others.

Although renowned in the jazz and pop world, Chieli is also a gifted television and film composer. He has won 3 Emmy Awards and been nominated 10 times for his eclectic compositional work. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films Bowfinger, Legally Blonde, Panic and others.

Chieli’s original scoring work can be heard in live stage productions of Peter Pan, Dora the Explorer, Thomas the Tank Engine, and others.

And the award-winning Folsom High School Jazz Band 1 will kick things off!

Don’t miss this incredible night of great music.

Tickets on sale now at



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