Two Rivers Arts Council’s “Christmas in Jazz” concert a huge success – The Demopolis Times
The Two Rivers Arts Council recently hosted a Christmas Jazz Concert on Tuesday November 30 as part of Christmas on the River. The concert was held in the high school auditorium, and according to TRAC member Lydia Randall, it was a great success.
“It was absolutely delicious. The “Friends in Jazz” were a great group that Kim Bain formed, ”said Randall. “They were all so talented, and it was cowardly and nice.”
Randall said the group received praise and positive feedback from the audience, and it was a great kick-off for COTR.
Randall said the TRAC invited Mem Webb to the concert because he was one of the initiators of COTR, and Mayor Woody Collins, whose father was also one of the initiators. Collins spoke on his father’s behalf and shared what he remembered from the early days of COTR.
Randall said the group took a tour of Demopolis before the concert and visited local businesses such as Mustard Seed and Canecutters. She said they were inspired by the charm and hospitality of Demopolis.
“They were inspired by all the old pre-war houses and the river, and what was going on in town. They were just amazed, ”Randall said.
Randall said she really enjoyed the concert and thought it was a great way to kick off the Christmas season.
“I think everyone enjoyed the concert. It cheered us up and made us think “this is Christmas,” Randall said. “It was a great Christmas present, and it was everything we had hoped for at the concert.”
Randall said the band plan to return to Demopolis at some point and do another gig.
The next step for TRAC is a Valentine’s Day dance on February 12th. More information will be available at a later date.