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On Friday, March 24, at 6:00 p.m., Music in the Atrium continues with singer-song writer, Orice Jenkins.

 Hartford native, singer-songwriter, Orice Jenkins’ credits growing up in a Black Catholic church as the source of his love for unorthodox arrangements. Orice’s first love was Hip-Hop. His second love was Jazz. He identifies with soul music above all, but studies classical music. When he allows himself to make music without restrictions, the result strikes a chord in the hearts of all kinds of people and enables him to be on stage with musicians such as Stanley Jordan, Jane Monheit, Eddie Henderson, and Doug Wimbish.

Now in his early 20’s, Orice’s new album, “Soar”, branches out to neo-soul interpretations of jazz classics, arrangements of songs written by public figures extending from James Weldon Johnson to Drake and Kanye West, and traditional covers of Stevie Wonder tunes and American Songbook masterpieces.  Orice posseses a broad and diverse musical vocabulary far beyond his years that is steeped in the African-American tradition, while leading an equally gifted group of young talented musicians and vocalists.

 Admission is $15 at the door.

Music in the Atrium, mix, mingle, hors d’oeuvres, and enjoy!

The Artists Collective is located at 1200 Albany Avenue (corner of Woodland Street) in Hartford; call (860) 527-3205 for more information.

Music in the Atrium at the Artists Collective is made possible with the generous support of: National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, and the State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts.