SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (February 21, 2014) - Grammy award-nominated and critically acclaimed baritone Jubilant Sykes will be in concert at John Brown University on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m., in the Berry Performing Arts Center.
Sykes brings a new dimension to the traditional career of the classically trained vocalist by drawing on gospel and jazz influences to deliver performances in differing musical genres.
He was honored by the recording industry with a Grammy nomination for Best Classical Recording of 2009. He has sung in the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many other premiere venues around the world. He has collaborated with numerous artists such as Reneé Fleming in the Mozart Requiem, Julie Andrews, the Boston Pops, appearing as featured soloist on the televised tribute to Brian Wilson from Radio City Music Hall, with Josh Groban and subsequently Carlos Santana at the Hollywood Bowl.
Sykes recently made his acting debut in a film with Cuba Gooding, Jr., called “Carry Me Home,” scheduled for theatrical release in 2014/2015.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, and may be purchased online at www.jbu.edu/tickets, or by calling 479-524-7382.
John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report. JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 42 states and 44 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.