Music Under the Stars features Nathan Warner Quartet and Naja Wilson

By COLBY DENTON
Posted 6/3/18

Get ready to kick back and enjoy some smooth jazz as the Museum Center at Five Points hosts its third installation of the popular community event, Music Under the Stars, with special music provided …

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Music Under the Stars features Nathan Warner Quartet and Naja Wilson

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Get ready to kick back and enjoy some smooth jazz as the Museum Center at Five Points hosts its third installation of the popular community event, Music Under the Stars, with special music provided by the Nathan Warner Quartet featuring Naja Wilson.

Taking place on June 7 from 6-7:30 p.m., the event was designed to bring friends together to enjoy the local music and talent that stems from Cleveland.

Nathan Warner, aassistant professor at Lee and a jazz artist, is performing along with his quartet, which also features Naja Wilson. Warner has performed with numerous musicians, including Clay Aiken, the Temptations, Olivia Newton-John and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, to name a few.

“One of our board members heard Nathan performing and was thoroughly impressed,” stated Museum Center executive director Janice Neyman. “This entire series has been all about promoting local talent, and I’m sure there are numerous others out in our community with similar talents that we’d love to discover.”

Completing his bachelor of music in jazz studies at the Indiana University School of Music, Warner then completed a master of music in classical trumpet performance at the Manhattan School of Music before finally earning a Doctorate of Musical Arts in trumpet performance at Stony Brook University.

Warner performs regularly as a classical, orchestral, commercial, big band and jazz artist in New York City, where he lived for 15 years. In addition to this, he has also performed on Broadway in shows such as Aladdin, Spider-Man and Gypsy.

“We are thrilled to have the Nathan Warner Quartet and Naja Wilson perform for us at Music Under the Stars,” stated Museum Center creative development Mike Johnson.

Beginning as an idea by Museum Center board members, the original conception for event was to grow awareness of the museum in a different demographic.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from the community,” Johnson added. “People love it!”

Aside from Music Under the Stars, upcoming events at the Museum Center include Dinner on the Grounds and the summer’s final History Happy Hour.

Featuring live gospel music provided by numerous local quartets, duets and soloists from nearby churches, Dinner on the Grounds will be a family-friendly event on June 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. that is free to the public. The only thing Neyman asks you to bring is a picnic blanket and your favorite Sunday lunch to share with your lunch party.

“Cleveland is the birthplace of the Red Back Hymnal, so this event ties into it exceptionally and pays tribute to that amazing piece of history,” Neyman added.

The various sponsors for Dinner on the Grounds include: Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce; First Baptist Church of Cleveland; Pathway Press; Kevin Brooks; and Sun Paper.

Shortly after Dinner on the Grounds, the summer’s final History Happy Hour will occur on June 21 with a focus on the Old Copper Road and its significance to the area.

“We can’t wait to see everyone at Music Under the Stars on Thursday. It’s a great night out with friends and family, and a good opportunity to just wind down and enjoy your evening,” Johnson said.

Admission to Music Under the Stars is $30 for members and $45 for non-members; food and drink will be provided by Impressions Catering.

The next Music Under the Stars will occur in October. The Museum Center is located at 200 Inman St. Cleveland, TN 37311 and can be reached at 423-339-5745.

Music Under the Stars is made possible through the kind support of Margaret and John Sheehan.

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