THE VOICE singing sensation Jacquie Lee joins the Rock and Roll Chorus for a special Saturday night concert at Brookdale’s Collins Arena, dedicated to ongoing post-Sandy relief efforts in Union Beach.
She made a nationwide splash last year on The Voice, when the 16-year old was hand-picked by Christina Aguilera to join her team on the NBC competition series. Before Jacquie Lee was through, she’d surged past all but one of her fellow contestants (Tessanne Chin) — and made fast Twitter fans of eminently droppable names like Jennifer Hudson and Lady Gaga.
Drop Jacquie Lee’s name around the Count Basie Theatre, and you’ll hear congratulations, exultations — but little in the way of surprise, since the graduate of the Basie-based Rockit! program already had all observers convinced that hers was a rare and rocketing talent. Having gone on to release a Top 20 iTunes single (“Broken Ones”) and taken to the touring circuit with Chin and some of their fellow Voice finalists, the Colts Neck teen returns to the greater Green this Saturday, August 23, as headliner of a special benefit concert event at Brookdale Community College.
Hosted inside the Robert J. Collins Arena on the Lincroft campus, the “Two Towns, One Voice, One Mission” event signals an alliance of Colts Neck with one of Monmouth County’s hardest hit municipalities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy — the Bayshore community of Union Beach. Joined by Voice contestant Matthew Schuler and the young a cappella vocalists of The RockNRoll Chorus, the 7 pm show is a benefit for Operation Provide Comfort, the nonprofit org dedicated to ongoing restoration and humanitarian efforts for the residents of Union Beach, home to many of the students at Red Bank Regional High School.
Take it here for tickets ($25-$75, with a VIP option of $150), or call (1-800)514-3849 to reserve.