DeKalb Symphony Orchestra Featuring Francine Reed at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center

Microsoft Word - Porter Sanford Flyer.docxDeKalb County Interim CEO Lee May, DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and DeKalb County Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs is proud to present one of Atlanta’s most treasured artists, Francine Reed and the Jez Graham Trio performing with the DeKalb Symphony Orchestra.  The concert will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center on January 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

Francine Reed will bring to the stage an electic blend of jazz, blues, and R&B.  She has performed as the opening act for headliners such as Miles Davis, Etta James and Smokey Robinson.  Reed has been nominated for the prestigious W.C. Handy Award, Blues Song of the Year and Soul/Blues Female Artist of the year in 1997.

The concert will last approximately one hour and will feature a variety of blues and popular music including a thrilling jazz number by Duke Ellington, highlights from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and music inspired by Dixieland in a tribute to Louis Armstrong. Atlanta’s own blues vocalist, Francine Reed, will join the orchestra to perform Stevie Wonder’s song, Love’s In Need of Love Today and Surrender. She will also perform a medley of songs with the Jez Graham Trio.

The Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center is located at 3181 Rainbow Drive, Decatur, GA  30034. For more information, call 678-891-3565 or visit


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