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Columbia Theatre presents Jaimee Paul Jazz Quintet

Thursday, February 4, 2016 Jaimee Paul
by: Tonya Lowentritt

COLUMBIA THEATRE TO PRESENT JAZZ QUINTET - Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting the Jaimee Paul Jazz Quintet for one night only. The group will perform on Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m., in Columbia Theatre.


     HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present the Jaimee Paul Quintet in one performance only on Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the downtown Hammond theatre.    
    Columbia Theatre/Fanfare Director Roy Blackwood said there’s a reason why the melodies of “Great American Songbook” have withstood the test of time.
    “Jaimee Paul, along with bandleader and husband, Leif Shires, believe in the strength and beauty of these songs creating a fresh take on them and making them their own,” he said. “Ranging from jazz standards of the 30s, stretching to pop standards of the 70s, Jaimee and Leif believe that a show shouldn’t be just another concert, but an evening of fun, love and happiness that should be experienced and remembered.”
    Raised in Southern Illinois, steeped in the church choir, Paul was influenced by Gospel and Blues, cultivating a special place in her heart for Jazz. She has performed for prime ministers, congressmen, military leaders and ambassadors throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan.
    Reserved tickets for the concert range from $20 to $34 and are available at the Columbia Theatre box office Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. or by phone at (985) 543-4371. Patrons may also get tickets online at www.columbiatheatre.org.
     Special $10 Southeastern student tickets are also offered for this production. Students must present their university ID at the box office.
    All Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the Jaimee Paul Quintet and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office. Contact the box office at 985-543-4371 for more information.




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