After almost two decades, singer Thena Dare-Beam will return to Tennessee for a performance at The Tap House, 3800 St. Elmo Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 16. The free show starts at 6 p.m.
Dare-Beam and violinist Natalie Calabretta will perform original material spanning the vocalist's four albums.
After establishing herself in Chattanooga's music scene, Dare-Beam left in 1999 to study vocal jazz under eight-time Grammy nominee Tierney Sutton at the University of Southern California. From there, she went on to work with Grammy-winning writer/producer Busbee, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Will Gray, John Beasley (Miles Davis) and Quincy Jones III.
In 2008, she took a teaching position at the Los Angeles College of Music, where she founded the songwriting program and taught vocal performance classes until the birth of her second child in 2013.
For more information, call the Tap House at 423-682-8234.