For four Sundays in February, between the tropical crops and greater-than-lifestyle art pieces of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, guests can bask in the melodious glow of jazz and gospel musicians — from a crooner who can replicate the unmistakable Louis Armstrong to a chorale whose harmonies reach the soul.
Jazz & Gospel in the Gardens is back by well-known desire, honoring Black Background Month at the West Palm Seashore home of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton, from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning Sunday.
“It really is an exceptional departure for men and women in a annoying time,” explained Margaret Horgan, handling director of the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. “It offers a quite tranquil practical experience for every person that I assume men and women could use.”
The month-extensive party will characteristic 3 of the four artists who carried out throughout the to start with series in 2020 — Troy Anderson, Ritah Wilburn and Ebony Chorale — and will welcome Avery Sommers for the to start with time.
Sunday’s efficiency will function Troy Anderson as Louis Armstrong. Anderson started actively playing trumpet at the age of 10, and perfected his singing voice with the Florida Vanguards, according to his profile on the Gardens web page.
Ebony Chorale will be showcased on Valentine’s Day. The group is manufactured up a group of mainly non-qualified musicians joined jointly by their determination to preserving African-American heritage by performing Negro Spirituals that grew out of the activities of enslaved persons.
On Feb. 21, Avery Sommers will complete with a quartet. If you visited the Royal Home at the Colony Hotel in Palm Seashore involving 2008 and 2016, you may perhaps have seen her accomplish. Sommers has performed on Broadway in demonstrates like “Chicago” and “Ain’t Misbehavin'” and has toured throughout the country.
Last but not least, closing out the sequence on the Feb. 28 is Ritah Wilburn, whose biography on the Gardens web-site claims she “leaves you spellbound and yearning for more.” Wilburn has executed at common blues golf equipment in Atlanta and, at 16, took the phase at the Apollo Theater.
Visitors can reserve a guaranteed location on the principal lawn to look at the two-hour performances. A couple of tables will be furnished, but people are encouraged to convey their personal blankets to spread on the garden.
But reservations are not essential to view the live performance, as people can stroll the grounds as they listen.
West Palm Beach-based caterer SandyJames will have boxed lunches for invest in.
Admission is no cost for associates of the Gardens. For non-customers, the entry price is $12 for grown ups, $8 for seniors and $5 for college students. Face coverings and social distancing will be expected. To make a reservation, call 561-832-5328.