Wheeling - Oglebay Institute closes its 2011-12 Jazz at the Stifel series with a performance by popular jazz vocalist Maureen Budway at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center on National Road, Wheeling.
Budway is a jazz vocalist who was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. She started her career singing professionally with her brother, jazz pianist David Budway, at a popular jazz club called "The Balcony." She went on to receive a bachelor's degree in jazz performance from Duquesne University, where she studied both classical and jazz voice. She then received a master's of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She is a winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Competition. She has performed the Duke Ellington Jazz Mass with jazz drummer Louis Bellson, with downbeat pole winner Jeff "Tain" Watts at the Frick Mansion, the Hidden Valley Jazz Festival with flutist Hubert Laws, the Mellon Jazz Festivals and Kool Jazz Festival. She has performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and in the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater's Jazz Ballet Indigo in Motion.
This is the sixth and final show of Oglebay Institute's 2011 2012 Jazz at the Stifel series, which will start up again in September. Other artists, who have been featured in this year's season, include legendary performers Joe Negri, Bob Thompson and Roger Humphries.
"We are thrilled to bring these world class musicians to Wheeling," said Oglebay Institute director of performing arts Kate Crosbie. "The Stifel Center is a great setting. It's one of those intimate venues where the performers and the audience can easily connect."
Don't miss your chance to see this acclaimed jazz vocalist at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road in Wheeling. Admission is $20. Call the Stifel Center at 304-242-7700 to make reservations. Refreshments are available for purchase at all shows, and parking is free and available just behind the center.