Avis Berry [ Ilse Newell Concert Series ]
| | |

Avis Berry concert to highlight Ilse Newell season

Avis Berry and her stellar band will pay tribute to those singers who have influenced and inspired her in the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert set for this Sunday, Feb. 18, at Trinity Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. 

Berry’s program “The Shoulders Upon Which I Stand” will mark the first time she will be performing in Trinity’s inspiring venue and promises to be a highlight of this season.   

The concert’s repertoire includes jazz, gospel, and classic popular music and includes titles made famous by African American women as a nod to Black History Month and upcoming Women’s History Month.

Berry’s versatile stylings and powerful performances make her a standout performer in demand for collaborations throughout the world. Her smooth, soulfully sweet voice is compelling, and her love for the songs she sings is evident in every performance. 

As a jazz musician, she likens performing to a conversation where each band member is present and actively listening and responding. Her outstanding band includes Wil Fulkerson on piano, Brian Hal on bass, Nygel Anderson, the son of Leon Anderson, on drums, the incomparable Joe Goldberg on saxophone, and the multi-faceted talent of Cory Marsh on guitar.

“I don’t think life would be fulfilling or worthwhile for me if music wasn’t a part of it, and each community has a spotlight for someone, so plant your seeds where you are,” Berry said in an article in the Tallahassee Democrat. “I believe you can bloom wherever you’re planted. I’m just trying to do my little part for this music world.” 

This is the fourth performance of the 39th year in the Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts concert series. Advance tickets are available through Eventbrite at www.inconcertapalachicola.org for $20 or for $25 at the door the day of the performance. Students are admitted free.

Similar Posts

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.