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PHOENIX (May 18, 2016)— Enjoy a night of smooth jazz with actress-singer Gloria Reuben and GRAMMY-winning producer and legendary guitarist Marty Ashby on June 10 at the Musical Instrument Museum’s (MIM) Music Theater.
Reuben’s voice will captivate the audience with her refined vocals creating an intimate audience experience along with the Marty Ashby quartet.
After touring as a backup singer for Tina Turner in 2000, Reuben was later inspired to continue her music career and record her first solo record, Just For You. In 2015, she released her debut jazz album, Perchance to Dream, on the MCG Jazz label with producer and MIM regular Marty Ashby.
Reuben is best known as an award-winning actress on acclaimed television shows such as Raising the Bar, Falling Skies, Mr. Robot and The Blacklist. Her most iconic role on a television show was “Jeanie Boulet” on the NBC series ER. In film, she portrayed “Elizabeth Keckley” alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field in Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln. She also appeared in Admission and Reasonable Doubt. Reuben’s theater credits include her role as Condoleezza Rice in Stuff Happens at the Public Theater in New York City, for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress.
“I’m so very excited about my upcoming performance at the beautiful MIM Theater! To sing songs from my album Perchance to Dream, and to share the stage with the highly talented jazz guitarist (and producer of my album) Marty Ashby, will be great fun! I look forward to creating a gorgeous musical experience to share with the audience.”—Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben & the Marty Ashby Quartet Friday, June 10 | 7:30 p.m.
Description: Gloria Reuben’s elegant and captivating vocals provide a smooth jazz sound accompanied by the Marty Ashby Quartet.
The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) enriches our world by collecting, preserving, and making accessible an astonishing variety of musical instruments and performance videos from every country in the world. MIM offers guests a welcoming and fun experience, incomparable interactive technology, dynamic programming, and exceptional musical performances. MIM fosters appreciation of the world’s diverse cultures by showing how we innovate, adapt, and learn from each other to create music—the language of the soul.
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