Summer Jam: Norman Brown & Richard Elliot

July 23, 2011



Women in Jazz Concert Series presents

“Summer Jam”

Norman Brown & Richard Elliot

with Pamela Hart & Charmin Greene


Saturday, July 23, 2011

at the

Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave, Austin, TX


Press Release

Women in Jazz Concert Series presents Summer Jam Starring Norman Brown and Richard Elliot, and opening act Pamela Hart featuring Charmin Greene.  This sizzling show will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Paramount Theatre, Austin, TX.  Showtime is 8PM (doors open at 7PM).

Grammy Award winner Norman Brown is on close intimate terms with his audience.  For almost two decades, it has been an engaging, mutually rewarding relationship with the multi-talented guitarist, composer and singer offering tasty sonic tidbits of classic R&B and contemporary jazz and his fans melting into satisfied aural bliss with every succulent, jazz inflected note. Where do you go from #1?  If you’re veteran saxophonist Richard Elliot, long known as the “James Brown of Contemporary Jazz” for the intense soul inspirations of his recordings, a relentless tour schedule and joyfully exhausting onstage performances, you dig deep into your R&B/jazz roots.  Richard Elliot found his voice on the tenor through the likes of King Curtis, David Sanborn, Tom Scott, Sly Stone and even Tower of Power, whom the sax man toured and recorded with from 1982-87.

Women in Jazz would not be complete without the ladies.

That’s where vocalist Pamela Hart and saxophonist Charmin Greene come in.


They will open the evening with a mix of standard and sultry contemporary jazz.  Charmin Greene brings taste, class and elegance to her performances.  Taught by the late great saxophonist Richard Thomas and having major influences as Kirk Whalum, and Joshua Redman, her playing connects with her audiences on a deep level.  She has received numerous awards to include the President’s Award by President Bill Clinton.  Pamela Hart is the voice many regard as “Austin’s [Texas] First Lady of Jazz” as expressed by Austin Woman Magazine.   She is a beautiful woman who steals the heart of any Jazz aficionado–no not just Jazz, but music, period.  Her perfectly phrased renditions of classic Jazz standards, contemporary music and compositions composed just for her, win immediate acceptance by any audience as she consistently gives a stunning performance.

Central Texas is guaranteed to have a great Summer Jam on Saturday, July 23.  Reserved Tickets went on on sale Friday, May 6, and the prices are $43, $53 and $63 (service included), available online at; in person at Mitchie’s Gallery, 7801 North Lamar Bldg B Suite 148, 512-323-6901 or at the Paramount Theatre box office, 713 Congress Avenue, 512-474-1221.
Host – Jabari Warfield

Opener – Pamela Hart & Charmin Greene
Pamela Hart – Vocalist
Charmin Greene – Sax
Fredrick Sanders – Keyboard
Nick Lewis – Bass
Kevin Scott – Drums
Jake Langley – Guitar
Cynthia Lyons – Background Vocals
Shanice McKissick – Background Vocals
Headliner – Norman Brown & Richard Elliot
Norman Brown – Guitar
Richard Elliot – Tenor Sax
Rochella Brown – Vocalist
Gail Johnson – Keyboard
Ron Reinhardt – Keyboard
Rob McDonald – Bass
John Millsap – Drums
Dwight Sills – Guitar

The Women in Jazz Concert is sponsored by Austin Cab Company, Austin Private Car, Griomedia, IBM, The Villager Newspaper, Austin American Statesman, Mitchie Mitchell Foundation,, and HartBeat Productions.  This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.


Thank You Volunteers

Betty Adams

Karen Charles

Michael Davis

Simira Davis

Melody Fullylove

Kevin Hart

Pamela Hart

Janelle Hill

Lonnie Jackson

William Jackson

Darlene Lewis

Harold McMillan

Winifred Mohammed

Victor Myers

Charelesa Russell

Cheryl Price

Jabari Warfield

Monica Washington

Jeanette Wilson

Gloria Valentine



Artist Hostess

Showtime Publicist

WIJ Lobby Manager


Asst Stage Manager


Director / Artist

Artist Caterer




Stage Manager



Merchant Manager

Lobby Hostess

Master of Ceremonies

Caterer Assistant


Lead Caterer


Women in Jazz Board of Directors

Betty Adams

Kevin Hart

Pamela Hart

Lonnie Jackson

Charelesa Russell


Project Manager

Executive Director






Thank You Financial Contributors:

Dr. Jacquelyn Donald-Mims

Kevin & Pamela Hart

Lonnie L. Jackson

Anthony and Tracie Snipes

Melvin White


This project was funded and supported in part by the

City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division.



Thank You Production Staff:

Producers: Kevin & Pamela Hart, HartBeat Productions

MC: Jabari Warfield

Sound: Big House Sound

Backline: SoundCheck Austin

Venue: Austin Theatre Alliance

Photographer: David Gottleib


Past Women in Jazz Concert Series

While the Project Managers are planning the 3rd Quarter shows of 2011, go back in time to enjoy the magical moments you experienced (or missed) from previous years at Women in Jazz Concert performances.


What a wonderful concept, Women in Jazz, since 1994.



Summer Jam: Norman Brown & Richard Elliot