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Sherry Jones and Mike Ning share love of music

Saturday, March 7th, 2009


News at a Glance:
Who: Sherry Jones/Mike Ning Trio
What: Jazz Series
When: noon Tuesday, March 24
Where: Recital Hall of Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College
Cost: Free and open to the public
Info: 913-469-8500, ext. 3605

Story by Peggy Graham

Sherry Jones and Mike Ning share love of music

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Jazz pianist Mike Ning and vocalist Sherry Jones perform with drummer Victor Perelmuter at noon Tuesday, March 24, in the Recital Hall of the Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, as part of the 2009 Jazz Series. The Jazz Series, featuring Kansas City musicians, is free and open to the public.

Ning and Jones, husband and wife, have performed regularly in Kansas City jazz venues and toured extensively throughout the United States and China. Together they have recorded several CDs.

Ning was born in Shanghai, China, but raised in Thailand and the United States. He is labeled “a lyrical piano player.” Jones, a native of Kansas City, sings a variety of styles from bop to ballads and is known for her fluid vocal stylings. Together they bring out the best of jazz standards.
Perelmuter has been a jazz musician since the 1960s, when he played professionally in Poland. In 1998, he relocated to Kansas City and currently plays with Ning and Jones.

The spring 2009 Jazz Series concludes with the Bill Crain Quartet at noon Tuesday, March 31, in Polsky Theatre.The series is cosponsored by the JCCC music departments, Community Services and the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts. Seating is available first-come, first-served.
For information, call 913-469-8500, ext. 3605.



Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

From JCCC:


The Johnson County Community College theatre department will perform Holiday, written by Philip Barry and directed by Linda Ade Brand, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-28 and Friday and Saturday, March 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8 in the Black Box Theatre of the Carlsen Center.

The performances are free and open to the public.

This 1930s comedy of manners centers around a young man who refuses to adapt his lifestyle to please his future father-in-law. Although he is engaged to a girl of great wealth and social standing, he refuses to “make good” with her father, preferring to enjoy life as a holiday and an independent venture to happiness. In the end the girl’s sister, realizing that the young man is right and her family wrong, confesses that she is in love with him and chooses to marry him.

An active director in Kansas City, Ade Brand’s Kansas City Repertory Theatre credits include Master Class and All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, along with nine seasons leading the casts of A Christmas Carol. She has directed several productions for the Lyric Opera of Kansas City including Don Pasquale, Don Giovanni and HMS Pinafore.

For more information call 913-469-8500, ext. 3245.