Carol Downey will return as our featured guest vocalist for the Sunday, April 12, 2015 concert. Her first guest appearance with SuperJazz was in 2013.
Carol Downey comes from a family of musicians. She began her formal training at age 5 and grew up playing and singing gospel music in the church where her Daddy was the music director. Continuing her musical path, Carol joined her high school band where she played clarinet and bass clarinet. After high school she went on to study voice and piano at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, where she soloed in many of the university musical concerts including Handel’s Messiah, and toured internationally with the premier vocal group of the university. In 1979, Carol moved from Marietta, Georgia, to Birmingham, Alabama, where she met her late husband, bandleader and trumpet player, Stan Downey. She joined Tradewinds Band in 1980, and has entertained the Birmingham Dance community ever since. In 2012 Carol formed an additional band, Lady & the Tramps, and continues to perform to this day.
Carol has one son, David who, along with the help of his lovely wife, Melanie, has given her two beautiful granddaughters, Brianna and Olivia.
Beginning at 2:30, we will hear the Oak Mountain High School Jazz Band
Doors open at 2:30, Concert begins at 3:00 Admission at the door, no advance tickets.
Seniors & Adults: $7. Students from any school with ID $3
Samford University Students, Faculty & Staff are admitted free.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Samford University, Brock Recital Hall.