EVENT: Joy to the World with classic jazz and holiday tunes by the nationally renowned Bob Thompson Unit. (Sponsored by Casasanta)
WHERE: The Asylum on 114 E. Randolph Street in downtown Lewisburg, WV
WHEN: Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 6pm.
Cover: $25 in advance ; $35 at door.
During a professional career that’s spanned more than 30 years, Thompson’s music has communicated with audiences around the globe.
From his early days with the Modern Jazz Interpreters to an acclaimed series of solo albums on labels like Capitol and Ichiban to his latest work with his five-member Bob Thompson Unit, Thompson has won the respect and praise of jazz critics and fans alike. With appearances on BET, the internationally-broadcast public radio show Mountain Stage and several tours abroad, he’s been a visible presence in the jazz world for more than 30 years. For over a decade, Bob’s holiday jazz show “Joy To The World”, has been broadcast nationally on Public Radio International.
In between national and international touring, Thompson can still be found playing clubs in Charleston — something he says keeps him close to his musical roots. “When I’m on a big stage, I just treat it like I’m in a bar somewhere,” he says. “The kind of connection with the audience I like happens a lot when we’re playing in a small club, and that carries over when we get into a larger venue.”
HASHTAGWV ART & ENTERTAINMENT Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, Christina Entenmann-Edwards has been a WV resident since September 2008. She was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and is no stranger to hard work and the entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006, she graduated from Quinnipiac University (Hamden, Connecticut), Cum Laude, with a B.A. in History. In 2010, she graduated with an M.B.A. from Liberty University (Lynchburg, Virginia). In February 2012, Christina launched HashtagWV as the area’s first full-color, free arts and entertainment tabloid + online platform. Christina completed the Leadership West Virginia class of 2021, which is an innovative program that grows, engages, and mobilizes leaders to ignite a life passion to move West Virginia forward.