String of Pearls at Harvester Performance Center
450 Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
The singers in String of Pearls – namely, Sue Halloran, Jeanne O’Connor, and Holli Ross – have delighted audiences in the U.S. and abroad with their unique mix of vintage “girl group” harmonies, fresh modern jazz and swing, and sinuous Brazilian sounds.
Sue, Jeanne and Holli were all working as professional solo singers in New York when they were brought together to perform at a nostalgia-oriented concert. Since then the group has created a repertoire that ranges from authentic re-creations of Boswell Sisters songs from the 1930s, to adventurous original jazz arrangements. The Pearls’ charming show can move from Andrews Sisters to Sinatra, Basie, Carole King, Brazilian, and bebop. Holli, Jeanne, and Sue have brought their harmonies to festivals, concerts, and clubs in the U.S. and abroad.
The group has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. In New York, the group has appeared in the JVC Jazz Festival, Alice Tully Hall, Town Hall, The Manhattan Center, and the Battleship Intrepid. The “Pearls” were recently on the bill at Manhattan’s Metropolitan Room, Sweet Rhythm, Shanghai Jazz, and the Blue Note.
For tickets and more information visit Harvester-Music.com or call 540-GUITARS (484-8722).