Pianist Alex Taub and vocalist Pamela Jones to perform at FENCE

Published 10:00 pm Monday, March 20, 2017

Pianist Alex Taub and vocalist Pamela Jones will play at Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. for a family concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Pamela and Alex have been performing together for the better part of three years, honing in a selection of tunes that covers some of the greatest songwriters of the last century, from George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, to Burt Bacharach and Elton John. Join them as they select a few of their favorites to perform in this intimate duo setting.

Pianist Alex Taub was born and raised in Silver Spring, Md. where he began studying piano at age 6. By 13, he had begun to focus his craft on the jazz genre, studying under noted pianist Jon Ozment. During his middle and high school years, he performed at a variety of venues and events throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. While attending East Carolina University, Alex was a member of the university’s Jazz Ensemble and performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City and The Billy Taylor Jazz Festival. Since moving to Asheville in 2013, Alex can be seen playing jazz, funk, soul and R&B at different venues around town.

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Singer Pamela Jones started at a young age doing local theater, dance and choral performances. Before graduating high school, she toured around New England and Europe with an acapella choir singing classical music in venues such as Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and Carnegie Hall in NYC. She went on to study at The Boston Conservatory and Circle in The Square Theater School in NYC.

It was in New York that Pamela started writing her own music, and becoming more of a solo artist. She studied guitar and wrote folk songs that were performed all over New York and Connecticut. She sang a few spots for sketches on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Amy Pohler’s web series, Smart Girls at The Party. In 2010 Pamela released her first solo record “Brightest Minds.” After the release, Pamela decided it was time to take a break from the city. Since moving to Asheville in 2012, Pamela has been performing in a wide variety of musical groups singing everything from jazz standards, pop and original music.

This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. For more information about this or upcoming events, visit fence.org or call 828-859-9021.

– article submitted by Tracie Hanson