Lord have mercy

Joined voices are manna from heaven for Mercy Ships

Maria Manna

Maria Manna, Maureen Washington and April Gislason will rock your soul with classic Soul Train and Motown Gospel in a fundraiser for Mercy Ships Canada this Sunday.

Featuring Thomas Kinzel on piano, Joey Smith on bass and Damian Graham on drums, these great ladies of jazz are all accomplished singers and recording artists in their own right, and combined, they create a night to remember.

Jazz lovers will delight in listening to these three extraordinary singers together on stage as they create an evening of music featuring some of jazz music’s most classic ballads and standards.

Manna exudes professional confidence and a magnetic charm that is woven into her performances, from swing to ballad and jazz, while Washington combines the sultry soulfulness of Etta James with the jazz-pop flair of Holly Cole and Jann Arden. To top the group off, from a powerful ballad to hard-edge rock, Gislason can sing it all.

Proceeds from the concert will go to Mercy Ships, which operates hospital ships serving some of the poorest developing nations of the world.

The Africa Mercy is the world’s largest non-governmental hospital ship, and is dedicated to the continent of Africa. Mercy Ships programs promote health by empowering developing nations and by meeting the urgent surgical needs of the world’s forgotten poor.

Since 1978, Mercy Ships has performed more than 61,000 life-changing and life-saving operations such as cleft lip and palate repairs, cataract removals and lens implants, orthopaedic procedures, facial reconstruction and obstetric fistula repairs. It has treated more than 539,000 patients in village clinics and trained 5,770 local health-care teachers.

Tickets for the Ladies of Gospel are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Registration deadline is Saturday Aug. 18.

Tickets are available online at regimojo.com/registrations/68/forms or call Hermann’s at 250-388-9166. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. For more information on Mercy Ships go to mercyships.ca.

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