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Leah Suárez: A Celebration of Women in Jazz @ THE CITADEL

March 22, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

$5 – $45
Leah Suárez: A Celebration of Women in Jazz @ THE CITADEL




22 MARCH 2016
6:30PM Show / 6PM Doors
90 Minutes, One Set Only

The Citadel – Mark Clark Hall’s Buyer Auditorium

$5 – General Admission
$45 – VIP
FREE – Citadel Students w/ ID


Leah Suárez, one of Charleston’s premiere vocalists, will lead her jazz ensemble in A Celebration of Women in Jazz on campus at The Citadel, Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. In honor of Women’s History Month, this special evening concert will pay homage to key women who have made significant contributions to the formation and progression of America’s unique art form.

Music selections for this program will include dedications to female artists such as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Elis Regina, Melba Liston, Anita O’Day, Betty Carter, Shirley Horne and more. The evening will feature a range and mix of styles, from blues to swing, bebop to bossa nova and bolero to contemporary and fusion. Leah will also debut her new composition for its world premiere, commissioned by The Citadel for this event, in honor of Women’s History Month.


Leah SuárezVocals, Bandleader
Mark SterbankReeds
Richard Harris White, Jr.Piano
Tyler RossGuitar
Jake HolwegnerBass
Ron WiltroutDrums and Percussion
Gino CastilloPercussion

This event is $5 general admission and free with Citadel ID.

VIP tickets are $45 which include reserved front row seating, a personalized CD, and a wine and cheese reception with Leah and the musicians after the concert.

The concert will be held in Mark Clark Hall’s Buyer Auditorium on The Citadel campus. Free parking is available. For directions, please visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/directions-maps.

To learn more about Leah and to hear her music, please visit https://leahsuarez.com/.

Photo by Minette Hand.

Presented by Fine Arts at The Citadel, the Office of the Provost at The Citadel, and DELALUZ Global.