Campbell presents “Satchmo Live,” an evening with the great jazz legend

Extraordinary jazz trumpeter Ramon Kenan gives an uncanny impersonation of the 20th century’s most legendary jazz musician, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong in “Satchmo Live,” an evening with the great Louis Armstrong, Tuesday, October 10, at 8 p.m. in Turner Auditorium on the Campbell University campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5.00 for children and may be purchased at the door. Known as the greatest of all jazz musicians, Louis Armstrong had amazing technical abilities, joy and spontaneity and a quick, inventive musical mind that still dominates jazz today. Kenan captures Armstrong’s style in every nuance of his performance, from Armstrong’s humble beginnings in the Storyville section of New Orleans to his triumphant world tours. The program features Armstrong classics like “Wonderful World,” “Hello Dolly” and many more. Jazz singer Theresa Richmond will also perform as Ella Fitzgerald. One of the most outstanding young trumpeters of all time, Ramon Kenan has performed with numerous popular artists, including the O’Jays, The Coasters, Phil Driscoll, Clark Terry, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra and many more. He has served as an adjunct professor at both North Carolina Central and North Carolina State universities and has performed tribute concerts to Miles Davis and Armstrong. In addition, Kenan has released two solo albums of his own and toured the world with his music. He is a graduate of Oral Roberts University. “Satchmo Live” is a presentation of the Cape Fear Friends of the Fine Arts.Photo Copy: Ramon Kenan as Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong in “Satchmo Live,” a Campbell University presentation by the Cape Fear Friends of the Fine Arts.

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