Lilette's Rhythm Club
Saturday, June 23 at 5:00pm
We're Back again in Sarasota!
Lillete's Rhythm Club: Then and Now ls a musical experience designed to expose a virtually unknown event in music history to the world. Starring Phenom Concert Pianist Actress and Vocalist Jade Simmons. This one-woman musical extravaganza time travels through two glorious eras and stretches the limits of musical genius. The story is based on the life of Harlem-born, legendary Jazz concert pianist and entertainer Lillette Jenkins-Wisner. An icon amongst icons, Lillette and her actor-comedian husband Bud Harris were African-American royalty. In an era of segregation and discrimination against Blacks in entertainment, their establishment, Lillette's Rhythm Club, was the first African-American owned Casino, nightclub and hotel in RenoSparks, Nevada. In 1945, it was frequented by the biggest names ln the business. Known since the 1940s as ·Queen of the Keys." Lillette Harris (as she was known then) has shared the spotlight with artists such as Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington. Josephine Baker. Nat King Cole. Lena Home. Ray Charles, B.B. King and most recently Billy Joel. Today she still rules the throne as one of the last revered multitalented, multi-genre female musicians of this century. Be amazed as Jade Simmons takes on the task of embodying the iconic multi-genre entertainer during her heyday and reimagining what her musical genius would look and sound like today with all of the technology available at her virtuoso finger tips! This family-friendly production is an inspirational, educational and entertaining music and storytelling adventure. Simmons' musical talents will run the gamut from beloved Jazz and Blues, Classical, stunning Gospel arrangements all the way to Hip Hop and Rap with electronic explorations in between.
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