Campo concert selections will come from Jazz Age of the brothers Gershwin

Ashland University will host a benefit concert, An Evening with Cathi Campo, at 7 p.m. Thursday in the John C. Myers Convocation Center.

Campo will take the audience back to the Jazz Age as she sings selections from the songbook of composers George and Ira Gershwin, accompanied by a jazz trio.

Campo is the niece of American singer and actress Rosemary Clooney, winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The Las Vegas resident has sung more than 300 commercial jingles, the theme song to The Family Channel’s “Zorro” TV series and owned/operated a recording studio for 20 years. She performed and toured with her aunt and recorded a cover of Frank Sinatra’s “The Coffee Song” with her.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this special concert event again this year as part of our homecoming celebration,” said AU President Carlos Campo, who is Cathi’s brother and will emcee the event.

The concert is open to the public. Tickets are available online. General admission tickets are $5. VIP tickets are $25 and include one drink ticket, a reserved seat at a table of 10 and snacks.

Doors for the concert open at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

Proceeds benefit the Bob and Jan Archer music scholarship fund for Ashland High School students.

This article originally appeared on Ashland Times Gazette: Campo bring Jazz Age to university state at Thursday benefit concert