Zing for Zonta: Boulder’s Got Talent
- When: April 21, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
- Where: eTOWN HALL / 1535 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Cost: $60
Zing for Zonta: Boulder's Got Talent is a unique talent showcase featuring local performers. This unique benefit for the Zonta Foothills Foundation will support women and girls from Boulder County and around the world.
Ellen Burnes will MC and our judges are Jose Beteta, Executive Director of the Latino Chamber, Michelle Carpenter, Boulder High School Teacher and one of the Boulder Chamber's 2016 "Woman Who Lights Up the Community" and Eddie Hooten, Colorado State Legislator, District 10.
A voice so sweet she will send you on a heavenly journey… that’s Jennifer Burks. Her performance experience extends continuously from early childhood in Houston, TX through her degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Arkansas. While there, Jennifer studied privately with Elaine Cencel and Dr. Moon Sook Park. She also performed in the ensemble Schola Cantorum, under the direction of Dr. Stephen Caldwell, where she had several solo opportunities. Upon graduation in 2015, she and her husband moved to Boulder where she has performed in a variety of choral ensembles. Regional solo performances include the part of soprano soloist in Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem as well as the first soprano in the duet The Lord is my strength from Handel’s Israel in Egypt. Jennifer has been a part of the Boulder Symphony Chorus and Cantabile Singers and regularly performs in regional competitions and in the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter competition of NATS. Jennifer is interested in exploring Early Music and 20th Century music and is currently a student of Dana V Music instructor Bjorn Arvidsson.
Fred Coletta is a magician specializing in Trade Show Infotainment. He is also available for kids and adult birthday parties, as well as corporate events.
Fred had been doing magic since the age of 7 and is one of the best sleight of hand artists in America. He is extremely honored and excited to be performing in Boulders Got Talent.
Billboard Magazine award recipient, Laurie Dameron, has been playing the guitar for nearly 50 years and singing even longer. Between solo performances and performances with her band, Laurie D and the Blues Babes, she has performed for hundreds of venues in and out of Colorado over the past 25 years. A broad repertoire folk, blues, and jazz allows her to perform many different venues. She has produced three CDs.
Laurie is also an environmental activist and in 2012 started her project “What Can I Do?” Multimedia Environmental Presentations hoping to inspire everyone to be a better steward to our beautiful planet Earth! Her song “What Can I Do?” made it to the top ten finalists in the 2011 Tipperary World Peace Song Contest. More recently she passed the first round of auditions for America’s Got Talent in Denver in December of 2013.
Pro-Leisure will get you rockin’ to their funky grooves and grab your attention with their semi-sensational improv lyrics. Various members of the band have been fortunate enough to perform with great artists such as; Bob Weir, Mark Karan, Jeff Chimenti, Rob Wasserman, Stu Allen, Barry Sless, Billy Nershi, Tom Marshall, Nick Forster and Dave Grusin. Pro-Leisure will put on a show you won’t
Zing for Zonta: Boulder’s Got Talent will be a hard fought competition and our famous judges will have a tough job picking from the talented performers. But they are up to the challenge. Helping to pick the winners will be:
Jose Beteta, Executive Director Latino Chamber of Boulder
Michelle Carpenter, Boulder High School Teacher, Advocate, Volunteer
Edie Hooten, Colorado State Senator House District 10