Jazz at the Palladium
Thursday, February 24, 2011 by Hamilton County Tourism
As you know, the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts opened in January. But did you know the Palladium has a Jazz Roots series? [caption id="attachment_3217" align="aligncenter" width="280" caption="Jazz Roots Series continues on March 26 with Three Generations of Divas"][/caption] I attended the first concert in their jazz series last Saturday. I had bought tickets to the Jazz Meets GospelÂ concert, featuring Take 6 and Yolanda Adams, as Christmas presents for my family. There is only one word to describe the concert: Wow! Take 6 treated the audience to their hit songs plus a few samplings from Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder and Prince. Yes, a little sample of Prince at the Palladium! The audience joined in a few numbers until Take 6 kicked it up a notch, way past the audienceâ€™s range. Â Yolanda Adams belted out song after song, and the evening ended with Adams, Take 6 and the Calvary Temple gospel choir joining in a rousing version of â€œVictory.â€? If you missed this concert, there are three more concerts in the jazz series: Three Generations of Divas; Celebrating Miles; and Super Sax, featuring David Sanborn and Candy Dulfer. One word of advice for first-timers to the Palladium: Get there early. You want to allow for plenty of time to walk around this beautiful building before your concert starts.