Monday, February 22, 2010

Live Arts Florida Sets New Jazz Concert Date for 'An Evening with Copeland Davis & Friends'

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Wellington, FL - February 22, 2010 - On Saturday, March 13th, 2010, Live Arts Florida will host pianist Copeland Davis and friends at the new, 800 seat WCHS Theatre in Wellington, FL. The concert, which was originally planned to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, February 28th has been reset to the new date at 8:00pm with doors opening at 7:15pm. This performance promises to be outstanding as Copeland Davis performs as a quintet format playing jazz standards and original compositions.

Whether it is solo piano, combo or teamed with a full orchestra, Copeland Davis resounds with a stage presence that makes every performance a magical musical experience. Combining his vast musical skills with a special brand of showmanship taught to him by the great Cholly Atkins, Davis electrifies audiences everywhere. A standing ovation was the audience response when Davis made his national TV debut on the Tonight Show; he's appeared twice on Good Morning America, and a variety of local shows. Davis has also appeared on numerous radio talk and personal TV interview shows in New York, Florida and various other states and has received notable reviews in Variety, The Miami Herald, The Boston Globe, The Sun-Sentinel, Palm Beach Post, New York Times and many other newspapers and magazines. He has had multiple television specials; one which was nominated for an Emmy Award.

As one music critic said, "He is a special person. He captivates the audience when he plays and he makes it fun. He has phenomenal technique on the piano. He combines mechanical proficiency with spontaneous artistic creativity. Davis can explore the possibilities of any number of tunes, while still remaining in the boundaries of tight musicianship."

For the last ten years, Copeland has performed with the Florida Sunshine Pops Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Joe Ferrer of Sunset Productions, Inc. To quote the world famous Richard Hayman, Orchestral Conductor and Arranger of the Sunshine Pops, "Copeland Davis is a resident of Florida and is an incredible pianist. He plays everything from classical to jazz. I always look forward to conducting his arrangements which are exciting and unique."

Copeland was appointed to the Boca Pops Orchestra as "Pianist-In-Residence for five years. To quote the Late Maestro Mark Azzolina, Orchestral Conductor of the Pops, "We've engaged Copeland Davis as pianist in residence because we feel he is one of America's foremost Symphonic Jazz Piano innovators. He not only has extensive training in Classical performance but his Jazz improvisational capability is in a class by itself." Copeland, also, received a one-term appointment as Instructor of Jazz Music History at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, his alma mater, where he received a BFA degree in music composition and arranging.

Concert tickets may be purchased at the door, over the phone or online. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or over the phone by calling 888.841.ARTS from 11am to 11pm Tickets to the concerts for adults are $24 for Orchestra and $28 for Mezzanine; Members $5 off. Tickets for students with ID may be purchased for $5 off (select normal ticket and click on discount code).

Sponsors of Live Arts Florida include Wellington the Magazine, the Town Crier, and Phelps Media Group, Inc. International; additional sponsorships are welcome. Following Copeland Davis, upcoming Live Arts performances include blues great, Tinsley Ellis on March 27th at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach, and contemporary gospel's Blind Boys of Alabama on April 24 at the Miramar Cultural Center. To Learn more about Live Arts Florida or become a sponsor, please visit


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