On April 4th, 2024, the Bethany Vesper Concert Series proudly presents an electrifying performance featuring the dynamic duo of Camille Thurman on tenor saxophone and vocals, accompanied by the Darrell Green Quartet. Co-presented by Bethany Baptist Church and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), this concert promises an unforgettable evening of jazz music that will captivate audiences with its soulful melodies and virtuosic performances.
Camille Thurman is a multi-talented musician known for her prowess on the tenor saxophone and her captivating vocals. Her rich saxophone sound has drawn comparisons to jazz legends Joe Henderson and Dexter Gordon, while her soulful vocals have been likened to the great Ella Fitzgerald and Betty Carter. Thurman’s versatility as both an instrumentalist and vocalist allows her to effortlessly traverse the realms of jazz, showcasing her unique voice and musical expression.
Thurman’s talent has not gone unnoticed, as she was a finalist in NJPAC’s esteemed Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Competition, further solidifying her reputation as one of the most promising talents in the jazz world. The New York Times has praised Thurman, stating, “You’re hard-pressed to find rising talents more exciting than Camille Thurman.” Her performances are marked by their passion, creativity, and undeniable charisma, captivating audiences with every note.
Accompanying Thurman for this special performance is the Darrell Green Quartet, led by acclaimed drummer Darrell Green. Known for his dynamic and versatile drumming style, Green brings a wealth of experience and artistry to the stage. Together with his quartet, Green provides the perfect rhythmic foundation for Thurman’s saxophone and vocals, creating a seamless musical synergy that is sure to enchant listeners.
The Bethany Vesper Concert Series, held at the historic Bethany Baptist Church, provides the perfect setting for this extraordinary performance. With its intimate ambiance and acoustically pristine environment, the church offers a unique and immersive musical experience that celebrates the rich tradition of jazz.
Co-presented by NJPAC, this concert represents a collaboration between two esteemed institutions dedicated to promoting arts and culture in Newark and beyond. Together, they invite music enthusiasts to join them for an evening of soul-stirring jazz music, featuring the incomparable talents of Camille Thurman and the Darrell Green Quartet.