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Special to the Atlanta Daily World

Jazz Roots: A Larry Rosen Jazz Series will present “Ladies of Jazz” featuring Grammy award winners Esperanza Spalding and Terri Lyne Carrington. Sponsored by PNC Bank, the Ladies of Jazz concert will take place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Spalding has become the “new face of Jazz” as she was awarded the 2011 Grammy for Best New Artist of Year. According to critics Spalding is “blessed with uncanny instrumental chops and a multi-lingual voice that is part angel and part siren.” She has played for President Obama and all the late- night TV shows.

Carrington is a drummer, composer, record producer, entrepreneur, and a 2012 Grammy winner. Her music is described as “an eclectic brand of jazz that incorporates elements of bebop, soul, and funk” which is all featured on her Grammy winning album, “The Mosaic Project.”

“The Jazz Roots concert series sponsorship is a great opportunity for PNC Bank to share our passion for arts education with the greater Atlanta community,” said Eddie Meyers, regional president, PNC Bank Greater Georgia.

Music great Quincy Jones has proclaimed Jazz Roots “the most important new concert and educational jazz series in America . . . this series is simply imperative.” The Jazz Roots series also offers a unique opportunity for a host of young music lovers. 100 high school students from a metro Atlanta school will attend the show, as well as, enjoy the privilege of attending pre-concert sound checks and participating in special Q&A sessions with the performers.

The “Ladies of Jazz” concert tickets are priced $26 – $77 per person and are available at the Cobb Centre’s Bank of North Georgia Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlet locations, Ticketmaster.com or via phone at 800-745-3000. The venue is located at 2800 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339.

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