Christopher Newport University

Drew Gasparini's "New Voices" With Richard Baskin, Jr.

This is a FREE, online event. Streaming link will be posted here Oct. 28.

Join us for “New Voices,” a series of virtual concerts featuring music by incredibly exciting, up-and-coming artists and composers, all curated by Broadway composer Drew Gasparini.

Richard Baskin Jr. is a versatile performer who has made his mark on the NYC scene as a singer, pianist, composer and arranger. Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, he grew up singing and playing in church with many musical influences including gospel, Motown, jazz, R&B, pop, rock, soul and country. Those experiences allowed him to win the top prize at the Amateur Night Competition in Harlem, New York’s Apollo Theatre in 2007.

After graduating from Western Michigan University and Indiana University with Jazz Studies degrees – he returned to New York to pursue a music career. He’s produced his own shows with his group Richard Baskin Group, a jazz quartet, and Soul Patrol – a tribute to his musical roots – at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Triad Theatre, The West End Lounge, and The Duplex Cabaret Theatre.

Drew Gasparini is a thrilling musician equally committed to forging a new sound in the intersection between theatre and pop, to nurturing the next generation of artists, and to throwing one hell of a party. He is an award-winning musical theatre composer and lyricist, a singer/songwriter, a comedian and a teacher. His unique brand of musical theatre concerts have been performed to sold-out houses around the world, including The Kennedy Center and Lincoln Center.

Thursday, October 28 at 7:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Performing Arts, Ferguson Center

Group
Ferguson Center for the Arts
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