Connye Florance to Perform “Jazz Rhapsody” at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: August 24, 2007

MILWAUKEE – Connye Florance, the first guest artist of the Wisconsin Lutheran College Solo Voices Series, will perform on Friday, September 21, 2007. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in the Schwan Concert Hall.Connye Florance Photo 2007

Explore life, love and the power of music on this engaging journey through the heart of jazz. Florance, whose deliciously smooth jazz vocals won her accolades as Jazz Discovery’s “Vocalist of the Year” in 2000, brings to life the legacy of America’s original sound with this unique fusion of classic and original jazz, spoken word and intimately staged theatre. “Jazz Rhapsody” features works by Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Langston Hughes, Frank Loesser, Gwendolyn Bennett and others with songs made popular by some of America’s foremost jazz icons, including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn.

Connye Florance is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board and Wauwatosa Savings Bank. The Schwan Concert Hall is located in the college’s Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Tickets are $31 general, $28 seniors and $10 students. To purchase tickets, call the WLC box office at (414) 443-8802 or visit

Since 1996, the Wisconsin Lutheran College Center for Arts and Performance has been providing a comprehensive program of performing and visual arts and educational and community events for students and the people of southeastern Wisconsin.