Jazz duo to give free concert
Too Human will be featured in concert at the High Point Museum, 1859 E. Lexington Drive, on Friday, March 7 from 6–8 p.m. The free concert is being sponsored by the High Point Library.
Too Human consists of singer/songwriters Ellen Schwartz and Roger Bruno. Both of the New York natives embraced music at an early age.
Bruno was studying accordion by the time he was five, and Ellen was harmonizing by the age of three. Over the years, they both explored different musical genres and instruments, but remained committed to singing and writing. They eventually became professional songwriters in Los Angeles with the publishing giant Warner/Chappell Music, where they had their songs covered by a broad spectrum of recording artists, including Cher, Pat Benatar, Teddy Pendergrass, Martha Davis (of the Motels), Angela Bofill, Agnetha Foltskog (of ABBA), Anne Murray, Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis. Their songs have been heard on television shows like “Fame,” “General Hospital” and “As The World Turns.” After they left the mainstream corporate music world, they moved back East and became Too Human.
Their repertoire includes great jazz standards from the American Songbook, along with a sprinkling of original songs. Jazz, R&B, Latin and folk firmly ground the music. Each genre is performed with vocals, guitar, percussion and a great deal of innovation and humor.
The concert is produced by Friends of the High Point Public Library with funding through the Grassroots program of the NC Legislature, the NC Arts Council, Guilford County, City of High Point and the High Point Arts Council.
For more information about Too Human, visit http://www.toohumanonline.com. .