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Tierney Sutton Band to Perform for Diehn Concert Series Nov. 8.

The Grammy Award-nominated Tierney Sutton Band will perform for Old Dominion University's F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Chandler Recital Hall of the Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Hailed by Variety and The New York Times, the band has received two Grammy nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Album, consecutive Jazz Journalist Association awards and a JazzWeek Award for Vocalist of the Year.

The group, which includes vocalist Sutton and instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker, has recently headlined at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has appeared at the Monterey, Marciac and Umbria jazz festivals. The Tierney Sutton Band has recorded seven albums. BusinessWeek hailed the release "On the Other Side" as "a masterpiece ... eloquent, honest and magnificently sung and played."

The band's greatest accomplishment, however, is its continuing commitment to unity, excellence and creative collaboration. All musical arrangements, as well as business decisions, are made by the band members as full partners. According to veteran music journalist Jonathan Widran, "Part of Sutton's brilliance is her ability to blend seamlessly with her band mates."

Sutton's career started in 1998 at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition, where she made it to the semifinals. Her album "Dancing in the Dark" made the Billboard Jazz top 10 in 2004. A year later, Sutton performed at Carnegie Hall and released her first live album, "I'm with the Band," which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album. In addition to her work with the band, Sutton currently teaches at the University of Southern California.

The F. Ludwig Diehn Concert Series is supported by a grant from the Diehn Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Tickets are available at the Arts and Letters Box Office inside the lobby of the University Theatre at Hampton Boulevard and 47th Street, by phone at 683-5305 or online at http://oduartstix.com.

For more information visit the ODU College of Arts and Letters website at http://al.odu.edu/al/about/ticket_events.shtml.

This article was posted on: October 12, 2010

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