Whitney James brings her dynamic vocal talents to HCC Ybor in an intimate and unique setting. Whitney will be co-leading Heart, Soul & Swing with guitarist extraordinaire LaRue Nickelson and his trio featuring the wonderful Chris Rottmayer on piano/organ and Dave Rudolph on drums. Join us for an afternoon of great jazz.
Guitarist LaRue Nickelson is a well-known jazz artist in the Tampa Bay area. The LaRue Nickelson Trio has opened for many touring jazz artists and performs regularly in the region. He's performed with many jazz artists including Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Danny Gottlieb, and John Fedchock. As a member of Chuck Owen’s Resurgence group, LaRue was a performing artist at the 2000 International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in New Orleans, LA. He has also played at The Clearwater Jazz Festival, the Umbria Jazz Festival (Italy), throughout South Africa as a member of the USF JAZZTET, the premier performing group of the USF Jazz Program. He was also one of three finalists (and the only U.S. winner) at the 2004 Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition.
LaRue Nickelson - guitar
Chris Rottmayer - organ and piano
Dave Rudolph - drums
Part of the HCC Visual & Performing
Arts Series, the concert will be at
3:00pm, Sunday, March 5, in the