By Heather Collins
Electric violinist Cathy Morris will perform from 7-8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Carmel United Method Church as part of the church’s Sacred Arts Council Artist Concert Series.
Cathy Morris refers to her contemporary combination of jazz melodies with Latin rhythms, funk grooves, fusion rock and blues as “Party Jazz in Box.”
Known for her passion, energy and enthusiasm, Morris has opened for Bonnie Raitt, George Benson and Al Jarreau and performed VIP performances for President Bill Clinton, Jim Irsay, Deepak Chopra, John Mellencamp and more.
“I love playing for the youngest of the young and the youngest hearted of the old,” Morris said.
Morris has been a part of the Midwest arts community for the past 20 years as a performer, composer, educator and recording artist.
She performs in a variety of venues, including opening ceremonies festivals, churches and orchestral appearances, and said her focus is on benefiting the audience and the community she is playing for. Notably, Morris has performed at the Indianapolis 500, Indy Jazz Fest, the International Violin Competition Opening Ceremonies and a featured concert in Shikoku, Japan. Morris refers to her live performances as “audio art.”
“This is from my heart,” Morris said. “It’s like an art exhibit of sound.”
During her performance at the Sacred Arts Council Concert Series, Morris will play her own original work. Keyboardist Gary Walters, bassist Steve Dokken and drummer Tony Medeiros will accompany her.
For more on Morris, visit cathymorris.com. Adult tickets are $22, student tickets are $11. All seats are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Childcare is available. Desserts and coffee will be served. The event will take place in the Family Life Center at Carmel United Methodist Church, 621 S. Range line Rd. For more on tickets, visit carmelumc.org/register.