Quentin E. Baxter Presents CC + The Adelitas

Sunday, January 21, 2024
4:00 p.m. | The Seabrook Island Club
Ticket Release: 11/15 via baxtermusic.org

The first concert of the "Quentin E. Baxter Presents" series will feature CC + The Adelitas led by drummer/composer/educator Dr. Colleen Clark. Joining Clark for the performance will be vocalist Andrea Chavarro, trumpeter Rachel Therrien, clarinetist Virginia McDonald, pianist Arcolris Sandoval, and bassist Mimi Jones.

“CC and the Adelitas” represents the intersectionality between identity, race, gender, and culture. The Adelitas were the women soldaderas of the Mexican Revolution, which helped forge “Adelita” into an icon in Mexican culture, representing the strength and fortitude of women in the modern day. This project and the experience that it creates incorporates the history of the Adelitas and Mexican songwriters and/or singers and sets the music in the Jazz idiom.

The combination of history, language, culture, and music highlights the importance of our acknowledgment and welcoming of diversity and inclusion. By presenting the songs in Spanish, “CC and The Adelitas” also welcome a broader audience to the music, reassuring our music community that Jazz can be a conduit of not only expression by expression of identity.

Founder and Artistic Director of the University of South Carolina’s Jazz Girls Day, Dr. Colleen Clark is an Assistant Professor of Jazz at the University of South Carolina where she coordinates the small ensembles, conducts a big band and teaches her drumset studio and Jazz history courses.

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