Start the holiday season on a high note with pianist, singer, conductor, composer,
Alvin Waddles. A product of the Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of
Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance, Mr. Waddles is equally at home on the recital and opera stage or directing church choirs or musical theater productions. He has been the featured pianist of “Too Hot To Handel,” a long-run jazz version of “Messiah” performed at the Michigan Opera Theater for over 10 years. For one very special night Mr. Waddles will be joined by a stellar aggregation of singers hand picked from various churches, theaters, concert halls and jazz clubs in the metropolitan area along with Detroit
jazz royalty, bassist Marion Hayden and percussionist Djallo Djakate. Together they will present an evening of celebratory fare ranging from Nigerian carols and Hanukkah songs to favorites by Vince Guaraldi and Thad Jones – with a little gospel on the side! It is his gift to the denizens of the community that he loves. Art from the heart!
Mark your calendars now for Sunday, December 3, 2017 3p.m. at the Congregational Church of Birmingham
Tickets $35 include admission to the performance and a holiday afterglow! Proceeds will benefit Cranbrook Music Guild.