CD release party!
Talent abounds as celebrated bass-baritone opera singer Daniel Washington partners with the acclaimed River Raisin Ragtime Revue orchestra to celebrate the release of their new album. Special guest and rising blues star Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton will join the party, making his Ann Arbor debut. The program consists of beautiful spirituals, joyous ragtime, poignant African American popular song and early blues and jazz tunes. Daniel Washington is currently Professor of Voice at the University of Michigan School of Music Theatre, and Dance and enjoys a distinguished career that brings him to the world’s major opera houses and concert stages. Although still in his 20s, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920's and making them wish they could stay there for good. The River Raisin Ragtime Revue, or R4, is a 13-piece orchestra that educates and entertains audiences of all ages through the performance and preservation of the 20th century's exuberant original style of popular music.