Columbia native Connie James returns to her hometown for her first local performance since moving to New York City in 1988. James will perform with the Sandlapper Singers, the Sandlapper Singers Orchestra and the Dick Goodwin Quintet on Feb. 8 at the Koger Center. The program features songs from the Great American Song Book, Broadway and light Jazz.
A singer and actress, James has been a featured artist in the touring tribute shows “Sweet Baby James” and “Blue” for the past two years, has starred in the one-woman show “Fever: a Tribute to Peggy Lee” and performed as the opening act for American comedy icon Bob Newhart. She was nominated for a Pixie Award for Best Song/Soundtrack in a Motion Picture for the song “Three Words,” which she co-wrote and recorded with composer/pianist Onaje Allen Gumbs for the short film “Whoa.” James has acted on NBC’s “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit” and “Homicide: Life on the Street.” Recently, James starred in the independent short film “Brothers.” James can be heard as the announcer for numerous television and radio commercials.
James attended Columbia High School and the University of South Carolina, where she was actively involved in theatre and the concert choir. James was a soloist with the Dick Goodwin big band before moving to New York.
Visit the Sandlapper Singers’ website for more about the performance and ticket information.
The Sandlapper Singers
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