Velvet Caravan with special guest Jessica Ann Best

October 13, 2018 8 – 9:30 p.m.

Equal parts gypsy jazz and low country swing, Velvet Caravan’s self-proclaimed blend of “European redneck music,” is unlike anything else you have heard.

The high-energy quintet of guitar, violin, standup bass, percussion and keyboards (plus some accordion for good measure) plays upbeat tunes from all over the world with thunderous virtuosity and a relentless sense of humor.

The band has exploded beyond its Savannah roots with performances over the last year two years at South By Southwest Music Festival, Rochester International Jazz Festival, The Iridium Club in New York, Word Cafe in Philadelphia, NPR’s Latino USA as well as appearance with the Savannah, Hilton Head, and Jackson, Tennessee philharmonic and symphony orchestras.

Let Velvet Caravan take you on a musical journey to the cafes of Paris, the American South, and beyond featuring the “easy, beautiful sound” of guest vocalist and Nazareth alumna Jessica Ann Best ’06.

“Velvet Caravan’s worldy sound is sophisticated, yet fun and organic.” - The Beaufort Gazette

"Tight and vibrantly free...a gumbo of lively swing music!"- Atlanta Creative Loafing 

Read the program online

Location: Beston Hall in the new Jane and Laurence Glazer Music Performance Center (Parking Lot A)

Single tickets: $38 per person, reserved seating (eligible for Arts Center 15% and 20% subscriber discounts)

Sponsored by Larry and Nancy Peckham

Nazareth College Arts Center
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618
585-389-2170 |

Velvet Caravan with special guest Jessica Ann Best