Jazz vocalist honors the Harlem Renaissance SAC

Courtesy photo Duke Ellington

NASHUA – Jazz vocalist Nanette Perrotte celebrates “Black History” Month at the Nashua Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., by bringing the stories and great songs of the Harlem Renaissance culture. Don’t miss Nanette’s presentation of the legendary Duke Ellington.

Ellington was a composer, dreamer, businessman and a part of the Harlem Renaissance Big Band movement. Jazz vocalist Nanette Perrotte brings the story of the great songs and Harlem culture that was the cradle of Jazz. There are moments in history that are “hot house” moments – times when music, poetry, art and dance bubble, steam and grow into a style that lasts and lasts. This moment of the Jazz era in Harlem, N.Y. brought us Duke Ellington and his superstar orchestra swinging the nights away at the Cotton Club along with poets, writers and dancers such as Langston Hughes, Ella Fitzgerald and Cab Calloway.

Thanks to generous grant funding by the Getz Charitable Trust, Citizens Bank N.A. Trustee, tickets for this amazing event are only $6 for Nashua Senior Center members and $10 for nonmembers. Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 12 and a storm date for the performance is Feb. 28. For more information, call the Nashua Senior Activity Center at 889-6155.