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Evening of Jazz featuring Julia Nixon

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Asbury United Methodist Church

926 11th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20001

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Kicking off the DC Jazz Festival, Asbury UMC's United Methodist Men are hosting Julia Nixon and an evening of electrifying live jazz music.

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About the Artist: Julia Nixon, Singer

If you love the nostalgic, powerful vocalist of days gone by, “The Diva” Julia Nixon is someone you’ll want to hear! Her voice and music embodies this!

Julia is a Washington DC treasure best known for replacing Jennifer Holiday in the original Broadway production of “Dream Girls”. She was discovered by Michael Bennett at Mr. Henry’s Adam’s Morgan in Washington D.C.

Julia’s 4 octave range and vocal versatility allows her to sing many genres of music. This is how she got signed to Polygram London Records as a dance recording artist. They put out several releases including “Breakin’ Down”, her break out worldwide dance hit. “Breakin’ Down” and her DC fame caught the attention of the late great Richard Pryor, who invited Julia to tour with him on what would become his last American tour.

This multi-talented lady is a songwriter (Julia and Ylvisaker co-wrote “Breakin’ Down”), poet, playwright and actress and she was rewarded a Helen Hayes Award for her efforts! Julia’s brilliant performance of Caroline in “Caroline or Change” at Studio Theatre won her, The Best Lead Actress in a Musical.

“Julia has a sound that transcends time” presently she has released 2 singles, one “Survive” a modern, Urban funk, dance hit moving across America and into the UK gaining popularity and high praise from critics and DJ’s alike and the other single “He’s Not You” a powerful ballad that’s got Julia squalling up a vocal storm, perfectly matched for her voice.

About Your Hosts: The Asbury United Methodist Men

The United Methodist Men are an organizatino of Christian men who work to support the mission of the local church in making disciples of Jesus Christ. The Asbury UMC chapter of the UMM host an annual Jazz Concert to raise support and awareness for their work in supporting young people in education and the arts. This event is a part of a larger series of events to which all are invited to attend.

Learn more about the ministries of Asbury UMC at: asburyumcdc.org.

Other Asbury UMM Events:

Saturday, June 8, 2019 Men's Weekend Prayer Breakfast

  • Speaker: Minister Matthew Wilke, Contemporary Worship Pastor
  • Location: Asbury Fellowship Hall
  • Time: 8:30 AM
  • Tickets $15.00
  • Parking free

Sunday, June 9, 2019 Sunday Worship Service

  • Speaker: Dr. John S. Wilson, Former President , Morehouse College, Senior Advisor to President of Harvard University
  • Location: Asbury Sanctuary
  • Time: 10:00 AM
  • Parking free

Saturday , June 29, 2019

  • Bus Trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Bus will leave Asbury Parking Lot at 11:30 AM and return at 4:30 PM
  • Tickets $10.00

Saturday, July 20, 2019 Church-wide picnic

  • Location: West River United Methodist Center 5100 Chalk Point Road West River, MD
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Tickets $16.00
  • Parking free

Charitable Donations:

Asbury UMM will collect items to donate to the National Center for Children and Families: Gift Cards from Giant and Target to purchase perishable foods; pullups sizes 4, 5, 6; washing detergent; Clorox bleach; fabric softener; dish detergent; toddler bed sheets. All are welcome to contriute.

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