The Massive Apple is coming to Aiken.
Joye in Aiken will presents its first vacation live performance, titled Joye to the World, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, on the Etherredge Middle on the campus of USC Aiken.
That includes the 2021 version of “Riley’s Crimson Scorching Holidays,” the annual vacation present is produced for Jazz at Lincoln Middle by Joye in Aiken Creative Director for Jazz Riley Mulherkar. The live performance represents Joye in Aiken’s inaugural vacation celebration.
“After a 12 months that challenged us all, we wished to do one thing actually festive and enjoyable,” stated Joye in Aiken President Sandra Discipline. “Along with his function with us, Riley is a music director for Jazz at Lincoln Middle, so he recommended that this time he may current his personal vacation present right here, as a substitute of at JALC. We predict it’s going to be a good way to get within the vacation spirit.”
The 75-minute live performance will embody six artists: Mulherkar on the trumpet, fellow Juilliard alumni Mathis Picard on piano, Dan Chmielinski on bass, Bryan Carter on drums, vocalist and Latin Grammy winner Ella Bric and Martina DaSilva, star of The Ladybugs and Postmodern Jukebox.
“5 of the artists are already enormous favorites from their earlier appearances right here, and we’re very excited to have Ella as the brand new addition,” Discipline stated. “It’s one of the best lineup we may have hoped for.”
Mulherkar stated he’s planning on a range present that showcases all the abilities within the group. He describes the content material as “a lot of vacation classics however with some additional swing.”
“We’ll have vocal numbers by Bryan, Martina and Linda,” Mulherkar stated. “In addition to numbers from Dan and Martina’s standard vacation program. Mathis all the time wows the gang with his solo piano expertise. I will be emceeing the festivities and leaping in all through.”
Discipline stated the live performance might be a novel addition to the vacation choices accessible within the space.
“That is the one place within the nation the place you’ll be capable to see this present this 12 months,” Discipline stated. “It is going to be an opportunity to have a part of the enjoyable Christmas in New York expertise with out having to fly anyplace. And it’ll assist assist our outreach to children, in order that makes it much more particular.”
Tickets to the “Joye to the World!” vacation live performance are $50. For extra info or to buy tickets, go to joyeinaiken.com.