|13 September 1999|
Long-time local singer and entertainer Janice Gray will feature in the entertainment when President Bill Clinton gives his Christchurch speech on Wednesday.
Janice will sing a selection of jazz, swing, and the blues in two segments at the Antarctic Centre. She will start at 11am accompanied by Vince Clarke and company.
She will sing until 11.45am and again after the Presidents speech, which will be given between noon and 12.45pm.
Entertainment will start at 10am with a 17-piece musical ensemble from the New Zealand Army Band playing a variety of music.
Janice Gray has worked in the New Zealand entertainment scene for nearly 40 years. She has sung throughout the country, appeared in musicals, and appeared in live theatre and films. She has also worked on television and is at present working on a new CD.
Vince Clarke is a musical director, arranger, and a musician and also a tutor at the Christchurch Polytechnic Jazz School. He has worked with Billy T James and Rob Guest.
His sextet on Wednesday will feature a saxophone player, especially as President Clinton plays sax at times.
The audience must be seated by 11.45am and must remain seated for 20 minutes after the President leaves the Antarctic Centre.
Janice Gray: 389 6765.
Vince Clarke: 343 5049.