Jenna O'Gara and the Harlem Gospel Choir to Present SET FIRE TO THE RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO ADELE
Set Fire to the Rain: A Tribute to Adele is the collision of chart-topping popular hits and awe-inspiring performances by the most talented musicians New York City has to offer.
The concert, directed by Jerome Korman and produced by Marcus Linial, features Jenna O'Gara on vocals and is backed by a full band. Special guests Harlem Gospel Choir will join them on the April 14th show at The Paramount in Huntington, NY.
Jenna (lead vocals) started out her singing aspirations at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, CAP21. Shortly after, she received a scholarship to attend the famous Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she further refined her performance and vocal skills singing alongside musical legends such as Philip Bailey of Earth Wind and Fire, Paula Cole, and Lalah Hathaway. Jenna was seen singing the National Anthem for the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, as well as her recent debut in the Theater at MSG, where she performed alongside 80's legends such as Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Dee Snider, and Debbie Gibson just to name a few. Jenna performs to a sold out audience every Saturday night at the Back To The Eighties Show with 80's cover band "Jessie's Girl" at Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village, as well as frequenting the legendary Captiol Theatre in Portchester, and The Paramount Theater in Huntington. In addition to her singing accomplishments, Jenna is a successful Voice Over Artist under Paradigm Talent Agency. Jenna is currently the voice of Garnier Fructis & Macy's Backstage, but you may have also heard her on Kohl's jingles as well as Nickelodeon Music Countdowns, the CMA's, Mastercard & Visa commercials. Jenna continues to perform around New York City while working on various musical and voice over projects.
Jerome Korman (musical director), BA Columbia College and MAT from Lehman College, is presently the music director of the National Dance Institute in New York City. In that capacity he has helped develop dance performances that have covered wildly diverse topics ranging from the life of John Lennon to the music of New Orleans. He is the co-composer of "Romeo and Juliet the Musical" last produced by Theater Aspen, and is a proud member of Paul Shapiro's Ribs and Brisket Review. In addition he is a co-founder of the Jewish Youth Chorus and recently music directed and helped conceive "The Floor Above Me," Tony Yazbeck's debut Cabaret recently performed at 54 Below and Birdland in NYC. The album, arranged and orchestrated by Mr. Korman, will be released this winter on PS classics.
Marcus Linial (producer) is the founder of ML Presents (the parent company to Fun Music Presents) and was the former owner of many live music venues in NYC, including the very popular Shine and Canal Room, which he closed down in 2014 after 15 years of business. He started his career as a promoter producing his very first few shows at the historic Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY. Back in 2001 he became a recording artist and was signed by Clive Davis for J Records and was managed by Johnny Wright (Brittany Spears, NSYNC, Justin Timberlake); the deal also landed him a spot as the opening act for O-Town on their 2001 summer tour. Marcus, who co-wrote his whole album with the help of producers PM Dawn, has played many roles in the music business as a venue owner, producer, writer and performer.
Linial now produces two weekly shows at Le Poisson Rouge at 158 Bleecker St in NYC, Back To The Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl and I Love The 90s with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air. Linial also recently produced the I Want My 80s Concert at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Performing contemporary gospel with a touch of jazz and blues, The World Famous Harlem Gospel Choir is synonymous with power vocals, glorious sound and infectious energy. For over two decades they have been America's premier gospel choir and have toured the globe thrilling audiences with the inspirational power of black gospel music.
Harlem Gospel Choir have performed alongside superstars such as Bono, Diana Ross, The Gorillaz, Andre Rieu, Damon Albarn, Pharrell Williams and most recently with JamieXX, Raury, KBS Korean Traditional Music Orchestra and Lang Lang, Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, and Sia. They have performed for three Presidents (President Obama, President Carter and President Nelson Mandela), two Popes (Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI), Ban Ki-Moon, and the UN General Assembly. They have recorded with Sir Keith Richards, The Chieftains, and Trace Adkins among others.