The DeSoto Arts Commission presents Back To Art, a free event featuring information on programs offered by our 2017 grant partners; DeSoto Art League, Concerned DeSoto Citizens, Texas Winds Musical Outreach, the DeSoto 4Seasons Music Series, and Dallas Area Writers Group as well as a preview of what we have planned for 2017.
We will also kick-off our Forth Friday Concert Series with special performances by the Plus One Jazz Group and vocalist Stephanie Sallie and Linny Nance on Keyboards. The public is invited meet our grant partners, enjoy the free concert, complimentary appetizers, and fellowship with the DeSoto Arts Commission.
At 6 pm hear Plus One Jazz Group, a dynamic and intimate ensemble that plays an eclectic mix of standards, originals, and R&B along with jazz remakes of pop, rock, classical, and Broadway tunes. Their unique sound is influenced by artists as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Norah Jones, Sting, Jamie Cullum and George Michael, and they tailor their performances to fit the unique energy and mood of the audience. There's a little something for everyone in Plus One's sound.
At 7:30 pm vocalist Stephanie Sallie with Linny Nance on keyboards will take the stage. A chameleon of her trade, you may find Sallie serenading an affluent, upscale dinner event with straight ahead jazz standards from the 20's to the 60's. She captures perfectly the sentiments of the old time jazz era with the likes of Billie Holiday, Julie London, and Ella Fitzgerald. Then, on another evening, you may catch a sultry, soulful set in a candlelit lounge where the blues and R&B are calling. There, Stephanie enchants her following with love ballads and funky soul music from yesterday's classics to today's hits, along with her own original works. She masters tunes of many of the greats such as Gladys Knight, Chaka Kahn, Etta James, Sade making each song her own work of art. Striking a more pop, rock chord, you can find Ms. Sallie giving an electrifying performance when she covers top 40 favorites of pop, rock, and funky soul. In this unique setting, you'll see her raw talent in rare form as she blows away her fans with a highly energetic, concert style performance covering tunes by artists such as Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, and Usher. Stephanie enjoys exploring every part of herself and expressing her individuality without missing a single beat.
Friday, January 27th
6 to 9 pm
DeSoto Civic Center
Blue Bonnet Rooms,
211 E. Pleasant Run Rd.
R.S.V.P. if attending to 972.230.9648 by January 25th