North Florida Community College presents Jaimee Paul in “At Last”, a powerful jazz tribute to the great female singers of our time, on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at Van H. Priest Auditorium. The performance is part of the 2014-2015 NFCC Artist Series season.Imagine a 1940’s jazz club with the voices of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Rosemary Clooney, and others. Jaimee Paul and her Jazz combo, led by husband Leif Shires, on trumpet, deliver just that. “At Last”, a tribute to that wonderful era and those fabulous female vocalists, will certainly take you back to the glory days of yesteryear. “Paul is blessed with a glorious voice (indeed there is significant evidence of [Aretha] Franklin’s raw majesty), one that deserves to travel under its own powerful steam…” Christopher Loudon “Jazz Times.Paul’s “Hymns of Prayer” was nominated for a 2013 Dove Award. Her “At Last” album ended 2012 as the #1 female vocalist in the Jazz Downloads category. Raised in Southern Illinois, steeped in the church choir, Paul was influenced by Gospel and Blues, cultivating a special place in her heart for Jazz. She left her home town for Nashville Tennessee to study music business at highly acclaimed Belmont University. After graduation Jaimee quickly found work at various record labels handling marketing and radio promotion; simultaneously she began working part time as a studio session singer. Not long after, studio work began to take over her schedule and she became a full time musician. Jaimee’s talent was rapidly recognized, and soon after she began touring as background vocalist with country superstar Wynonna. She has toured with American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson on her North American co-headlining tour with MAROON 5, with the Judds and Jim Brickman.“What a beautiful songbird!” – Lynda Carter.See Jaimee Paul at NFCC Oct. 9. Tickets are on sale now. Contact the NFCC Office of College Advancement at (850) 973-1653 for more information, email ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu or visit http://www.nfcc.edu/community-programs/artist-series.
Submitted by: NFCC Office of College Advancement