Carver Community Cultural Center 2023-2023 Season
January 7, 2023 to January 10, 2023
Jo Long Theatre 226 North Hackbery, San Antonio, TX
About the Event:
Carver Community Cultural Center
226 North Hackberry ; San Antonio, TX 78202
Music: Jazz, Pop, Soul/R&B
Activities: Concert season
JAN. 7, 2023 An Evening with Ottmar 12 Liebert & Luna Negra Ottmar Liebert’s global success can be attributed to a myriad of things – his creative vision, his determination, and a strong sense of melody. Born in Cologne, Germany, he began playing guitar at 11. Before the age of 19, Liebert had intended to stay in Germany and pursue a career as a designer and photographer. However, while journeying extensively through Asia and playing with other travelers and local musicians, he realized that he could not escape a life of music.
FEB. 4, 2023 Dedicated Men of Zion Harmony is serious business where the Dedicated Men of Zion come from, the singing land of eastern North Carolina, around the city of Greenville and its small neighboring town of Farmville. Theirs is a community dense with talent and legendary impact on the origins of gospel, funk, R&B, soul, and jazz; a place where the sounds of Saturday night and Sunday morning couldn’t help but jump their lanes. The group’s own backgrounds tell that story. Each trained in the church and the home, the four vocalists – Anthony Daniels, Antwan Daniels, Dexter Weaver, and Marcus Sugg – share the bond of that upbringing and another more literal bond of kinship (they’re all family now through blood or marriage). Together the Dedicated Men of Zion bring down a joyfully harmonious version of the gospel in a style so akin to soul music that can only be referred to as “scared soul.”
MAR. 11, 2023 Camille A. Brown & Dancers Camille A. Brown & Dancers (CABD) is a Bessie Award-winning, NYC-based dance company advancing the artistic vision of Camille A. Brown. Founded in 2006, the company performs locally and across the world, inviting audiences into stories and dialogues about race, culture, and identity. CABD is known for an introspective approach to cultural themes through visceral movement and socio-political dialogues. The work uses theatricality and the aesthetics of modern, hip-hop, African, ballet, and tap to tell stories that connect history with contemporary culture.
MAR. 25, 2023 Amythyst Kiah Amythyst Kiah’s Rounder Records debut, Wary + Strange, marks the glorious combination of two vastly different worlds: the iconoclastic alt-rock that first sparked her musical passion and the roots/old-time music scene where she’s found breakout success in recent years, including recognition from Rolling Stone as “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.” With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters—an all-women-of-color supergroup whose Kiah-penned standout “Black Myself” earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best American Roots Song and won Song of the Year at the 2019 Folk Alliance International Awards.
APR. 14, 2023 Oleta Adams Celebrating over forty-five years in the music industry and having released nine albums, including secular, gospel, and holiday recordings, Oleta Adams has inspired an ever-growing legion of fans around the world since the runaway success of her 1990 Platinum debut album Circle of One and the impassioned hit single “Get Here”. With a heart that draws deeply from her roots in gospel, Oleta Adams crosses effortlessly into the realms of soul, R&B, urban, and popular music. Throughout her career she has recorded duets with the likes of Al Jarreau, David Sanborn and Shirley Ceasar and her early success was nurtured by worldwide tours with Tears for Fears, Phil Collins, Michael Bolton and Luther Vandross and was solidified by four Grammy nominations and more than two and a half million records sold.
MAY 20, 2023 Matthew Whitaker Born in 2001, Matthew Whitaker’s love for playing music began at age three, after his grandfather gave him a small Yamaha keyboard. At nine, Matthew began teaching himself how to play the Hammond B3 organ. Four years later, he became the youngest artist to be endorsed by Hammond—in its 80+ year history. He was also named a Yamaha Artist at fifteen, becoming the youngest musician to join the stellar group of jazz pianists. JUN. 10, 2023 Brownout Originally created sixteen years ago as a side project of the Grammy-award winning Latin revival orchestra Grupo Fantasma, Brownout has since evolved into a musical force all its own. The nine- piece musical collective has garnered three Austin Music Awards and continues to produce music that is unflinchingly progressive, melding rock, soul and funk with Latin tones and rhythms while evoking the classic influences of artists such as WAR, Cymande and Funkadelic.