We'll be in Duluth for their Barefoot in the Park Festival GALA
Onur Topal-Sümer with Zephyr Instrumental : "Barefoot Dance"
Ursula Kendall Johnson : "BREATHE"
with music composed by Quentin "EQ" Johnson
Lighting Design by
Ursula Kendall Johnson is a native of Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating with Magnet honors at Tri-Cities High School, Ursula had the privilage to audition for the Alvin Ailey School. She was awarded a partial scholarship from Denise Jefferson to attend the Ailey School, and today Ursula teaches as a Jazz Instructor for Ailey Camp Atlanta sponsored by the Fox Theater Atlanta. As Ursula furthered her education at Dillard University, she participated in the Dillard Diamonds as a member and choreographer. Ursula has trained under Roscoe Sales, Diane Sales, Patdro Harris, Jimmy Lucas, Nina Gilbreath, Waverly Lucas and Dawn Axam and collaboratively worked with choreographers such as Juel D. Lane, Nakia Henry and Duane Cyrus. Her creative works and collaborations graced many collegiate stages in “Soweto, Soweto, Soweto A Township is Calling”, directed by: David Kote; “For Colored Girls” directed by Barry Franklin; and 106th and Park with the Dillard Diamonds. Ursula returned to Atlanta from hurricane Katrina, where she began to captivate her unique blend of West African, Hip Hop, and Contemporary movements along with her present dynamic energy. She recently completed a residency at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master Class at Wake Forest University. Her next adventure, is to produce a project called "SHE, Created IT" as her first solo production premiere in 2013.
Founded in 2008, Gwinnett-based Zephyr Instrumental is one member of the family of performing/recording groups and individuals within Zephyr Music, Inc. Zephyr Instrumental is a 16-20 member “21st Century Orchestra”. Together with the compositions of Richard C. Bragg, the ingenuity of producer P. Kerry Fetter, and the abilities of its many members, Zephyr Instrumental offers a unique perspective to the modern classical style of music. With acoustic and electronic instrumentation, along with the use of multimedia visuals and effects; Zephyr Instrumental stands as a leader amongst a new wave of music. Zephyr believes that there is beauty in every form of art and it is the duty of every artist to recognize this beauty and display it for the world to see. Zephyr Instrumental is releasing two new CDs this summer . . . “Elements” and “America”. In the fall they will be recording “Meditations”. All releases will have a DVD and Blu-Ray version with original art, photography and videography. The concert schedule is available on-line at zephyrplanet.com. Listen to Zephyr Instrumental and experience Zephyr Instrumental!