Bios and Press Kit of Nan Maureen
Enclosed please find the press kit of Nan Maureen, a jazz vocalist who has been singing in the Little Rock area since the 60’s.
1401 N. Pierce Street #6
Little Rock, AR 72207
On June 18, 2018 Nan was inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame by the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation.
She is currently the jazz vocalist for The Swing Band Reunion’s 20 piece Swing Band. The web site of the Swing Band Reunion is: www.swingbandreunion.com
Nan has appeared with most of the great Little Rock musicians including, Art Porter, Bob Steele, Charles Thomas, Tom Cox, Buck Powell, Joe Vick, Brian Brown and Dave Rogers.
Nan was classically trained in St. Louis, Missouri and performed with the St. Louis Concert Chorale for 5 years. She also was a member of the Arkansas Symphony Chorus under John Yarrington for 5 years and the Arkansas Symphony Chorale and Yuletide Singers and with the Arkansas Symphony Festival Singers under David Itkin in the past. She has been a member of the Arkansas Chamber Singers under John Erwin for 16 years.
Nan’s experiences with jazz musicians in town have been many, thus the press releases are about those appearances.
However, she also received a favorable review in the Democrat Gazette for her semi classical performance in a duet singing
“The Prayer” for the Choral Societies Broadway review in 2000.
Classically trained with Dr. Jagels of St. Louis, Mo. for 5 years
Bud Campbell Noon TV Show with Art Porter regularly - Top of the Rock in the Tower Building with Bob Steele for a year - Island X with Bob Steele - Mariners Cove with Bob Steele - First singer in Cajuns Wharf with the Buddy Rogers Group - First in The After Thought with Morice DeClerk and many other painists - Sheraton Inn with Artistry and Charles Thomas - Legion Hall with Bob Flowers - The Downtowner with Bob Flowers - Minor Key TV Show with Art Porter - Excelsior with Artistry and Charles Thomas - Pleasant Valley Country Club with Joe Holland - Brown Bottle with Art Porter and with Nostalgia (Carwin Pleasant, Jim Dickerson and Ed Smith) - Private Parties and Clubs with many other Trios - Lead singer with the Stylemasters 19 piece Band for 6 years—(NOTE:Sang with Bill Clinton at his Govenor’s Ball and he played Sax). Now with the swing band reunion Big Band, and with Buck Powell. Appearances at Accoustic Sounds Café, the Afterthought, the Crowne Plaza, Another Round - With Bob Boyd at Life Quest many times -
South on Main most recently.
Soprano with the St. Louis Concert Chorale for 5 years - Performed in “Broadway Review” with Bob Ginaven --Community Theater production - In Duo’s, Trio’s and Quartets with Big Bands - Recorded a single with Art Porter (The Look Of Love) and Two Vinyl Albums, “Nan” and “In Love” - current CD is “Love Lines” -
Performed with Henry Shead for the Monty Hall Show, "Lets Make a Deal" taped in Little Rock - Recorded Commercially for numerous accounts - Extensive Song List of more than 500. With Arkansas Symphony Chorus 5 years the Yuletide Festival Singers 3 years. Broadway Revue with Arkansas Choral Society in 2000 - the Arkansas Chamber Singers for the last 16 years.
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