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SoVaNow.com / October 18, 2012Dazzling talent, colorful sets that are illuminated by lights, mirror balls and lots of color are the perfect setting for the best tunes of the 1950’s and ’60’s. Jon Latane returns to The Prizery stage from Summer Theatre Celebration to put together a stage band that rocks out for your listening pleasure.
Jon, grew up in Little Washington, NC just outside Greenville, home of East Carolina University. At a very early age, Jon was able to study with the piano faculty at the university and quickly became known as the kid who could sight read anything put in front of him. Jon’s penchant for music and math work hand in hand, allowing Jon’s arranging and transposing skills to shine whether its classical or pop music. It is also a very useful skill to have perfect pitch!
Jon currently works with vocal performance students at UNC and has the benefit of accompanying students in different studios. That work gives Jon and insight into vocal technique and allows him to assist in coaching vocalists.
Joining Jon in the stage band or locals Berkley Priest on drums and Randy Savage on guitar and keyboards 2. The group really gets going in the second act where the music is more of soft rock format with songs like, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “Respect”, “Rescue Me” and Leader of the Pack. Great favorites from the 50’s include “Mr. Sandman”, “Lollipop”, “Sincerely”, “Dream” and “Allegheny Moon”.
Join the Prizery for two more performances, Thursday at 7:30 and Friday at 7:30
The Prizery box-office 434-572-8339 or order online at http://www.prizery.com.