Leah Suarez: A Celebration of Women in Jazz

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 pm (doors open at 6 pm) 
Buyer Auditorium, The Citadel
Free with Citadel ID, $5 general admission
$45 VIP tickets


Leah Su├írez, one of Charleston's premiere vocalists, will lead her jazz ensemble in A Celebration of Women in Jazz on campus at The Citadel, Tuesday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m. In honor of Women's History Month, this special evening concert will pay homage to key women who have made significant contributions to the formation and progression of America's unique art form.

Music selections for will include dedications to female artists such as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Elis Regina, Melba Liston, Anita O'Day, Betty Carter, Shirley Horne and more. The evening will feature a range and mix of styles, from blues to swing, bebop to bossa nova and bolero to contemporary and fusion. Leah will also debut her new composition for its world premiere, commissioned by The Citadel for this event, in honor of Women's History Month.

Leah is proud to share the stage with some of Charleston's finest musicians, accompanied by: Mark Sterbank (reeds), Richard Harris White, Jr. (piano), Tyler Ross (guitar), Jake Holwegner (bass), Ron Wiltrout (drums and percussion) and Gino Castillo (percussion). 

This event is $5 general admission and free with Citadel ID.

VIP tickets are $45 which include reserved front row seating, a personalized CD, and a wine and cheese reception with Leah and the musicians after the concert.

The concert will be held in Mark Clark Hall's Buyer Auditorium on The Citadel campus. Free parking is available. For directions, please visit

To learn more about Leah and hear her music, please visit Read more about her accomplishments in this article from Charleston Magazine.

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Photo by Minette Hand.

Presented by Fine Arts at The Citadel, the Office of the Provost at The Citadel, and D E L A L U Z Global.