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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: The Gospel Truth

  • March 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Merchant Hall

Jim Carroll, artistic director
Bobby Floyd, piano and organ

Northern Virginia’s very own jazz orchestra presents an evening of down-home sophistication in The Gospel Truth, an evening of blues-drenched hand-clapping American music with a gospel twist.  Bobby Floyd, an accomplished jazz pianist and organist whose natural ability was first discovered at the age of two, has shared the stage with legends such as Dionne Warwick, Doc Severinson, and Arturo Sandoval and now he joins this ensemble of gifted musicians from the D.C. area. Artistic director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll’s long and illustrious career has included performances with the likes of Michael Jackson, Nancy Wilson, Maynard Ferguson, Billy Taylor, Woody Herman and His Thundering Herd, and the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Most recently, he led the Mason Jazz Ensemble on a whirlwind tour of China, where they played to sold-out houses. Join us for what is fast becoming a Hylton Center favorite!  

$44, $36, $28