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Now Playing:  "Brazilian Rain" by Urban Knights
Friday, December 4, 2015       6:00 pm

Treasures of Marilyn's​
3510 5th Avenue
Lake Charles​​

Some Enchanted Evening it will be on Friday, December 4, 2015​​​, 6pm at Treasures of Marilyn's​​​ in Lake Charles.  International Jazz and Classical Vocalist Erica Papillion-Posey will highlight the evening of jazz and dinner in support of the Jazz In The Arts Summer Youth Jazz Workshop and The Chester Daigle Scholarship fund.

The benefits to a music education are that students tend to be successful in society, in school, in developing intelligence, an in life.  With the creative element offered in music education, students have an outlet in which they can express themselves.  They can relate to the words, notes or instruments they are experiencing.  A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory.​​

Jazz In The Arts conducts an Annual Summer Youth Jazz Workshop which allows the students to learn above and beyond what is being taught in their normal classroom with a variety of instructors.  They have the opportunity to have one-on-one sessions with the instructors to better understand theory and music that is being taught.  And they have the opportunity to perform with many other students in concert.  Jazz In The Arts also offer an annual $1,000 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is interested in pursuing a future in jazz. ​​

​With "Some Enchanted Evening" Jazz In The Arts will be featuring in concert international jazz and classical vocalist Erica Papillion-Posey.  Equally at home and versed in the classical arts singing the title role of a fully staged opera, headlining her own jazz quartet or recital series with piano, crossover vocalist, Erica Papillion-Posey is not to be missed on any stage with scheduled performances in these specialized genres.  Embracing the blurred lines between the classical and jazz genres, she has developed a groundbreaking new crossover concert series. The first of which, The Salon, Reimagined Tour, will debut in 2016 and be performed throughout Europe and the United States.

​​In 2014, she formed her own jazz ensemble, The Erica Papillion-Posey Quartet with Denver bassist, Ken Walker (Ken Walker Sextet) and fellow Louisiana natives, father/son duo, Chester and Jairus Daigle on piano and violin respectively. The Erica Papillion-Posey Quartet recently completed its debut recording: The Standard Reimagined: when jazz..., a nostalgic, torch tribute to the era of the elegant, timeless jazz siren "...when the entire presentation mattered" as witnessed in a June 2015, Mercury Café performance. The LP along with her book, "Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo, Poetry and Prose of Passion, Pain and Plight" have recently been released.

Also performing will be the Lake Charles Tipitina's Internship students.  The Tipitina's (NOLA) Internship Program is an after-school jazz program for high school students.  The instructors of the Lake Charles location is Chester Daigle II and Jairus Daigle.  The program focuses on instrumental performance, recording, music theory, career professionalism. 

​​So join us for a fine evening of dinner and jazz as we work together to support jazz music education for our children.

VIP TABLES / 8 seats:  $400
      Each table receives dinner for each guest (max. 8), 2 bottles of wine, souvenir
      ​wine glass, ​preferred VIP seating.​

      Each person receives dinner​, general table seating.​​​

Music is a magical gift we must nourish and cultivate in our children.  So help us to support music education and scholarships for our children.
A Jazz In The Arts Presentation
 “Supported by a SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Marketing Grant from the Lake Charles/SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau as administered by the Arts Council of SWLA”