3Sixty Concert Series continues with Taylor McFerrin and Chantae Cann
Part two of the series will be held on March 10th at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Feburary 16 - Newport News, VA
On January 13th, every seat in the Ella Fitzgerald Theater at Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center was filled for the first part of the 3Sixty concert series. Former ODU student turned international superstar, Masego performed for a sold out crowd, along with the internet sensation, Melanie Faye. Continuing that momentum, Downing-Gross presents the second installment of this concert series, in partnership with 3Sixty Management and Consulting.
Opening the show is jazz singer/songwriter Chantae Cann. Previously a background vocalist for artists such as India.Arie and PJ Morton, this talented songstress has recently stepped into the forefront as a solo act. Cann uses her ethereal and soul-stirring voice to inject messages of positivity and self-acceptance into the minds of her listeners.
Headlining for the evening is jazz/soul/electronic musician, DJ, and producer, Taylor McFerrin. He inherited his creativity and musical prowess as the oldest son of Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist and conductor, Bobby McFerrin. His ability to weave a multitude of sounds into genre-bending compositions gives him an original and extraordinary sonic identity. McFerrin’s live performances provide a robust and dynamic auditory experience by alternating between the homage to early hip-hop with the art of beatboxing and the digital creation of melodies with the synthesizer. On his project, “Early Riser”, McFerrin has collaborated with other modern innovators of sound such as Robert Glasper and Thundercat.
Taylor McFerrin featuring Chantae Cann – Brought to you in part by 3Sixty Management and Consulting – March 10th, 2017 – Tickets $10-$18 – Student tickets available at the box office – 2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA, 23607. www.downinggross.org.
About Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is a multi-purpose cultural space in the Southeast community of Newport News, VA. Originally built as the Walter Reed School, the historic building has been restored and open to the public since October 2008. The building is owned and operated by the City of Newport News, Parks, Recreation and Tourism department.
The center houses several event spaces and large/small group gathering rooms available for event rental. The core of the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is the Ella Fitzgerald Theater, a 276-seat venue named for the “First Lady of Song.” Other event spaces in the building include the Anderson Johnson Gallery, the Newport News Community Gallery, the L. Marian Poe Meeting Room, the Banquet Room, and the Charles C. Allen Executive Board Room.