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Mary Cross

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because...because I love the music and vocals - I have a special spot for lyricists and vocalist/balladeers because I too am a Songstress and Jazz is a creative genius form of right or wrong but freedom... I love it so much so, I partnered with Nancie A. Manning, CEO of NAM Events, LLC, the sponsor of LIVE Jazz @ The Wyndham Mt. Laurel~ Launch date of this South Jersey venue was Saturday, April 14, 2018. 3+ hours of LIVE music all Night Long EVERY Saturday!

My House Concert Story

LIVE Jazz @ the Wyndham Mt. Laurel NJ Concert Series - every Saturday 7:30pm to 11pm !!****LIVE Jazz @ The Wyndham Concert Series held every Saturday at the Wyndham, 1111 Rt 73 North, Mt. Laurel!! We would be honored to have you in attendance, any weekend that you are available! On Saturday, October 27, 2018, Songstress Mary Cross is the featured artist performing An Evening of duets with balladeer Matthew Newsome accompanied by the 2NspireU band. Also performing will be Camden's own performing arts high school students from the P.A.C.E. Jazz Band and the Trumpet Chics who will be performing horn accompaniment during Mary's rendition of the jazz standard: 'Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me' and then Michael Corman takes the stage as the 3rd act of the evening! Michael Corman is a phenomenal musician/vocalist who performs jazz and all genres of music...who is also blind)!! NAM Events, LLC creates a flyer for all artists booked. There are two HUGE upcoming events: J@TW's 1st Annual Veterans Ceremony & Celebration FREE to active and retired VETS and children 12 and under will be held on Sat., Nov 10th at 6pm. FREE to all military and children 12 and under. (Political officials have confirmed their attendance.); and The VOICE of the Stylistics for the past 18 years, Eban Brown (formerly of the Delphonics and Ray, Goodman & Brown) will be the Featured artist for an Intimate, ONE SHOW ONLY Dinner Concert on Saturday, November 24th, 2018 which is also Thanksgiving weekend. (flyer attached) Please let me know if you need any further information! Please feel free to call me at: 856 701 0204 I will provide anything at all that can assist us in getting the word out about this new local Jazz venue in South Jersey. Nancie A. Manning is the CEO of NAM Events, LLC which sponsors the Jazz concert series****Following is a copy of our most recent PRESS RELEASE ************* There’s a new music scene in South Jersey thanks to the dedication of two women -- Nancie A. Manning who joined forces with Mary Cross. Through Nancie’s company, NAM Events, LLC they present LIVE Jazz @ The Wyndham in the Terranova Room of the Wyndham, 1111 Route 73 North, Mt. Laurel NJ from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Each Saturday, the room is transformed into a LIVE music venue. The goal is to provide more opportunities for local musicians to perform and for guests to enjoy LIVE Jazz. There is a bar and buffet, which is charged separately. There is an entertainment charge of $20. In an effort to give back to the community, on Saturday, November 10 starting at 6 p.m., there is a VETERANS Day Ceremony and Celebration. Brigadier General (Retired) C. David Turner will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Ceremony will begin with the Buffalo Soldiers Procession on motorcycle bringing in the Flags for each Branch of military. Music that night will include traditional and modern Jazz as well as jazz fusion with accompaniment by some of the best vocalist in the tri state region! All VETS (active and retired) as well as children under age 12 are FREE! A number of public officials have RSVP’d. A portion of any proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Gifts will be issued to all VETS during the 6pm 1 hour ceremony. LIVE Jazz begins immediately following the ceremony as we serenade our deserving military servants the entire evening! The 2NspireU House Band will provide jazz accompaniment and consists of: Vietnam Vet and Saxophonist, Benny Barksdale; Bruce Alford on Keyboard, Joe Fisher, Bass, and Clarence Clay on Drums. Fellow military servants who are participating in the program include vocalists Matt Newsome and Tanqueray Hayward. Other songstress and balladeers performing are Mich’al Beckham, Jacqui Greggs, Kizmet Henderson, Big Sid Holmes, Martina Grant, and Kenya Chambers. Artists who have graced the stage for Jazz @ The Wyndham Mt. Laurel include: Shirley Lites, Mich’al Beckham, Suzanne Cloud, Tuesday Night Band w/ Lucky Thompson, Toni Micelli & Diane Monroe, Henry Manning, P.A.C.E. Band & the Trumpet Chics, Amazing Grace Little, Ron Bass, Trio, Melange Jazz Collective, Santucci Trio, Budesa Brothers, AyA Band, Raptured Fusion, MSB Band, Artropolis Jazz Band, Rheminis, Alan Wilkins Trio, Michael Corman, Owen Valentine (Brown) Carla Benson, Xcluzive Soul, and a host of others! Below is a press release that I hope provides an overview. I also attached a number of documents to give you an idea of the upcoming artists. PLEASE COME CELEBRATE LIVE JAZZ WITH US AND HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!! Thank you for your patronage!