UK OLLI, Origins Jazz Series host jazz singer Kandace Springs
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 28, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Origins Jazz Series will host jazz singer Kandace Springs. The concert will take place 5 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Singletary Center for the Arts.
“We are excited to welcome Kandace Springs to UK’s campus to perform a variety of jazz classics for the UK and Lexington communities," said Joey Conrad, director of OLLI. "April 2 is sure to be a wonderful evening of great music that you won’t want to miss.”
Tickets will be $10 for OLLI members, $15 for Origins Jazz Series members, $25 general admission and $5 for UK students.
Tickets are available at https://bit.ly/kandacespringsconcert.
About Kandace Springs
Kandace Springs is a pianist and vocalist whose 2014 self-titled EP turned even more heads and led to late night performances on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, as well as the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Okayplayer called her “a vocal force to be reckoned with” and Afropunk dubbed her “a versatile and vital artist.”
Kandace’s 2016 debut album "Soul Eyes" presented an already remarkably mature artistic voice with an album that touched upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. MOJO marveled at the album’s “sensuous vocals with minimalist yet elegant arrangements” while The Guardian raved that “she has a rare ability that can’t be taught — to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.”
As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $501 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.
In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.