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The Soulsation Gala: An Evening of Jazz, Gospel, & Dance

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Richmond Marriott

500 East Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

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RVA’s one and only Soulsation Gala: An Evening of Jazz, Gospel, & Dance featuring Desirée Roots with James Saxsmo Gates and the Rosetta Stone Band with special guests, vocalist Joye B. Moore, Gospel 440, Saxophonist Rick Elliott, and the St. Paul’s Baptist Church Praise Dancers. Television and radio personality Antoinette Essa will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

The evening headliner is the jazz and theater sensation, Desirée Roots, who has been the opening act for several internationally acclaimed jazz music greats and entertainers throughout her career including, B. B. King, Kenny Garrett, Bobby Watson, Art Porter, Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley, Les McCann, Shirley Horne, and Leslie Uggams . Ms. Roots was also a vocalist with the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Ms. Roots has starred in over 30 stage productions. Recent theatre credits include lead roles as Effie White in DREAMGIRLS, Sofia in The Color Purple, and Caroline in Caroline or Change where she received the RTCC Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Last year she portrayed Ella Fitzgerald in a centennial celebration of the music legend in a production she wrote and directed. She is cast as Glenda the Good Witch in the upcoming production of The Whiz.

Also performing at the Soulsation Gala is voalist Joye B. Moore, a Richmond Jazz Festival fan favorite. “Indeed Ms. Moore’s world of music contains the components, which are respected and pertinent for setting the pace for an unchallenged leadership! ....There is a Grammy nomination in this recording! ”— The New Voice of New York

The evening will include the upbeat gospel soul sound of Gospel 440, a local gospel group taking Richmond by storm. The opening performance will be saxophonist Rick Elliott.

The evening will also include an opening reception and exquisite three course dinner followed by a dance where guests will step to the tunes of the Rosetta Stone Band.

The Soulsation Gala is in honor of Rev. Dr. Rodney D Waller’s 10th Anniversary as Pastor of First African Baptist Church.

Visit our special Facebook page for video clips of the performers, photos and more information. The Facebook page name is The Soulsation Gala: An Evening of Jazz, & Dance. https://www.facebook.com/Soulsation-Gala-An-Evening-of-Jazz-Gospel-Dance-274458916438408/

Tickets Price: $100
Attire: Festive Chic
Location: Richmond Marriott Hotel, Downtown Richmond
Information: 804-329-7279 or http://firstafricanbaptist.org/


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