Music at the Arboretum: Barbara Knight, Vocalist – Tunes from the American Songbook
Friday, May 28, 2021 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
John Streeter Garden Amphitheater, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) begins a new collaboration with the Friends of the Secrest Arboretum with exciting free outdoor concerts. A Northeast Ohio favorite, vocalist Barbara Knight will open the 2021 summer series with tunes from the American Songbook. Hudson-based Tim Akin and his ensemble will accompany. Tap your toes and step back in time as you enjoy classic songs from the likes of Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lerner & Lowe and more.
In the event of rain, the concert will be held at Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691.
The program is free, but registration is recommended.
About Barbara Knight
Barbara Knight graduated from Kent State University with a degree in music, and shortly afterward she joined the Harry Hershey Orchestra. During her 13 years with the band, she was featured in the hit shows “Stompin’ at the State” and “Stompin’ at La Ronde” in Miami Beach.
Barbara was the female vocalist with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra for 17 years. During that time, she recorded a compact disc with the band entitled “Night and Day”. She now fronts her own quintet, playing jazz venues such as Cain Park and Beau’s on the River. She is also a frequent guest artist with the Cleveland Pops, the Famous Jazz Orchestra and the Harry James Orchestra.
Barbara recorded a quintet CD in 2007 entitled “Angel Eyes”. The CD garnered the attention of L.A. jazz critic Scott Yanow, who recognized Barbara in his book “Jazz Singers, the Ultimate Guide”.