FREE ADMISSION. FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED. NO RESERVATIONS. DOORS OPEN AT 5 P.M.
Arts On Fire LIVE! is a new performing arts event series presented and recorded in front of an audience in Reg Lenna Center for The Arts Media Studio.
The show is produced and broadcast by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM in Jamestown, NY.
Rebecca Mcilvain is the inaugural performer for the first performance. Bag & String Merchants will be offering samples before the event. Beer & wine will also be sold.
Nestled in a world between Folk and Jazz, Rebecca McIlvain is a native Western New York singer songwriter with roots that extend down the east coast to Vero Beach, Florida. She has been honing her craft as a solo performer for the past 12 years, since graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Florida.
With a hauntingly honest lyrical style, Rebecca has a knack for reinterpreting classic jazz and folk standards as well as writing songs that are relative to the times and environment of today. Her Vocal qualities have been compared to the likes of Billie Holiday or Astrud Gilberto and her guitar playing, which is self-taught, is in syncopated rhythms with an alternating form between plucking and strumming.
Rebecca has one independently released album “Cardinal Call” which is a collection of Jazz Standards and original compositions. She has been keeping busy performing throughout Chautauqua County and beyond this summer. She played a Sunday set at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival, ventured on a mini-tour to Cleveland, Ohio and has an ongoing September Residency at The Beer Snob in Jamestown. Rebecca has visions of getting into the studio to record a full album of her original songs, let’s hope she does!
MEDIA ARTS STUDIO IS LOCATED ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF REG LENNA CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
ENTER BUILDING THROUGH THE AWNING DOORS (BETWEEN FORTE AND 3RD ON 3RD ART GALLERY. TAKE ELEVATOR TO 3R.