Nashville, TN (Monday, November 21, 2022) – Nashville native jazz star Annie Sellick is performing The Annie & The Big Band Christmas Show with an 18 piece jazz orchestra on December 19 to raise funds for Alive hospice patients and their families. The only nonprofit hospice in Middle Tennessee, Alive provides nearly 1.5 million dollars in charity care each year so no one in our community has to die alone.
This is not your average Christmas show, and tickets are a steal at 20 dollars! It will be a swinging, festive performance of seasonal classics in Big Band style with Sellick’s vocals backed by a stellar ensemble featuring soloists Pat Bergeson on guitar, Roy Agee on trombone and saxophonists Don Aliquo & Rahsaan Barber.
Annie Sellick was voted Best Jazz Artist by readers of the Nashville Scene five years in a row and toured all over the world and performed and/or recorded with many of her musical heroes including Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Tommy Emmanuel and jazz organ royalty Joey DeFrancesco. She has a loyal following among both fans and fellow musicians.
Mon, Dec 19, 7:30 PM
3rd & Lindsley Bar & Grill
818 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN
$20 in advance /$25 day of show
Doors open at 6/ showtime 7:30
Sellick also supports Alive as a volunteer, visiting with patients and families at the Nashville residence.
“Alive’s mission is very close to my heart,” said Annie Sellick. “I get enormous personal satisfaction from supporting this beloved organization that does so much in our community.”
“Annie’s music is as joyful and powerful as her spirit, and we love this holiday tradition she has started for us,” said Kimberly Goessele, Alive’s President/CEO. “Funds from events like this help pay for care for those who cannot afford it and fund our mission-based services which include grief support and free education for the community.”
Holiday Grief Support and Events at Alive
Wonderful events like these also help fund Alive’s Grief Center which provides individual counseling and hosts support groups and expressive arts workshops every month for those grieving the loss of a loved one. These include special holiday season offerings because people often need a little extra support when they are missing loved ones this time of year. Learn more at https://www.alivehospice.org/calendar/
Can’t attend the concert but still want to support Alive?
Alive is the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services in Middle Tennessee. Its mission is to provide loving care for people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives. This includes in-home and in-patient hospice care, grief support, advance care planning, outreach, support to underserved communities, education about the end of life, financial assistance, a robust volunteer program, and clinician training through the Alive Institute. A pioneer in the “good death” movement, Alive established the third hospice in the nation in 1975. Today, it remains true to its roots as an innovator and leader, helping individuals live fully while approaching death. To learn more or volunteer, visit AliveHospice.org or call 615-327-1085.
About Annie Sellick
Sellick’s repertoire includes jazz, gypsy swing and big band music. She’s released eight albums under her own label and has performed and/or recorded with Beegie Adair, Joey DeFrancesco Trio, Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Gerald Clayton Trio, Tommy Emmanuel, Shelly Berg, Jeff Hamilton Trio, Tamir Hendleman, Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin’s Mutet, Akira Tana, and many more.
Sellick got her start in jazz one evening in a “dive bar” near the college she attended in Middle Tennessee when she sat in with guitarist Roland Gresham (Sr.) and his band. Having little background in music study or exposure to jazz, the only tunes she recognized were “Fever” and “Somewhere over the rainbow” which she delivered with such sincere personality and lyrical interpretation that it brought the house down, and the band hired her on the spot to encourage her. This weekly gig inspired her to hone her craft by attending classes at the Nashville Jazz Workshop where she became their first work-study and developed the skills to confidently assemble her own bands.