08norman brown Just in time for the holidays, Seabrook Performance Series presents Norman Brown’s “Joyous Holiday Concert” at Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University. It’sset for Thursday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert also features Marion Meadows and Bobby Caldwell. “For the cost of this concert, people are getting a huge bargain, and what a gift for the end of the year to celebrate the holiday season with such great artists that have hit records in their own right,” said Aaron Singleton, marketing consultant for the Seabrook Performance Series. “The thing about Bobby Caldwell is that he has in his own respect a number of hits, but he has written hit songs for a number of other artists as well.”

He added, “Norman Brown has sold nearly 2 million albums during his career. He has played for just about everybody who’s anybody in smooth jazz and jazz.”

Singleton noted that Marion Meadows is up and coming.

Norman Brown is a Grammy Award-winning contemporary jazz guitarist who picked up his first guitar at the age of 8. He has shared the stage with jazz superstars that include Boney James, Dave Koz and Gerald Albright.

Bobby Caldwell is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter best known for his hit smash, “What You Won’t Do for Love,” that reached the top 10 on the Billboard magazine R & B and Adult Contemporary charts. He started playing the piano and guitar when he was 12 years old.

Marion Meadows is a saxophonist, composer and contemporary jazz recording artist. He has released a total of 14 albums. He began playing the clarinet and studying classical music at the age of 9. He started playing tenor sax in high school and migrated to soprano sax.

The Seabrook Performance Series consists of nine concerts, which started in September and will run through March. In January, the series will host the largest collection of African-American magicians and comedians in the world; in February Nick Colionne will perform; and March features saxophonist Najee.

“Please come out and join us because you are in for a real treat at this outstanding holiday concert,” said Singleton. “It is going to be an exciting show because each of these artists bring such big energy.”

Tickets to “Joyous Holiday Concert” cost $20- $75. For more information, call 910-672-1724.

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