Celebrate Black Music Month with Rodney Black and Nichole Thrower – A Tribute to the Legends: Jazz Edition! This weekly series will premiere on the Music Moves social media platforms every Saturday in June.
Nichole Thrower brings the dynamics of her sultry voice to this performance to fuse two powerful art forms – jazz and gospel – and create an electrifying and soulful sound. Her musical influences range from classic jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Sarah Vaughn to modern jazz performers Bobby Mcferrin and James Torme’ and gospel legend Tramaine Hawkins.
Rodney Block, trumpeter, is a Dumas, Arkansas native who has been thriving in the regional music scene for the past seven years. Block has been featured in various festivals and venues across the globe and has built a niche in the genres of jazz and hip hop. Notable artists he has shared the stage with include: Earth, Wind, and Fire, Joe, Sugar Ray, Chrissette Michelle, Eric Benet, Whoodini, Conya Doss, Johnny Gill, Dwele, Jonathan Butler, Dave Hollister,Ellis and Delfayo Marsalis, Kirk Whalum, Layla Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Anthony David, Marsha Ambrosius, Diane Reeves, and The Yellowjackets. Currently, Block is a frequent guest artist with hip-hop legend and icon, Doug E. Fresh.