Monday, April 04, 2011


Back by Popular Demand, In April, NC’s first state icon and renowned pianist, Jimmy Aycock returns to The Clayton Center. Jimmy Aycock will perform a Concert entitled Timeless Tunes at The Clayton Center on Sunday, April, 10th, at 3:00 p.m. This concert benefits the Clayton Historical Association.

Mr. Aycock has had a notable career as an educator in the North Carolina public school system (including Johnston County) that spans 40 years, touching the lives of over 40,000 students with music. His career as a pianist and composer spans an impressive 50 years. Jimmy Aycock’s lifelong commitment to music and education was rewarded when he achieved the honor of becoming North Carolina’s first state icon.

A variety of musical styles will be featured in this concert, ranging from music across the decades of the 20th century, Broadway, classical, sacred, country and jazz . This program has something for every musical taste.

Joining him on stage throughout the concert will be three vocalists to carry the audience through this exciting journey.

Carol-Ann Tucker, native daughter of Duplin County. Carol-Ann has engaged in various musical venues over the years, from big bands and summer theatre, to recording and entertaining with Jimmy for over 40 years. She will take the audience through the decades of the 20th century, a little country and Broadway.

Carolyn Green Myers is a well respected faculty member at East Carolina University, School of Music and has engaged in musical theatre and is a frequent vocalist with the Atlanta Symphony. She is the director of the Greenville Youth Chorale. She will be performing the classical and sacred section of the program.

Laura Didier, a resident of Goldsboro. Laura sings and tours nationally with the Jim Martinez Trio. She is known for her show providing a Doris Day Tribute. As one who performs as a jazz artist, this will be her venue.

Tickets for the April 10th Aycock concert are $10 (General Admission), plus a $1.00 service fee. Tickets are available at The Clayton Center Box Office(located at 111 E. Second Street in downtown Clayton), by phone at 919-553-1737, and online at

Proceeds from this event benefit the Clayton Historical Association (CHA). The mission of the CHA is to preserve and share the history of Clayton and to recognize and preserve the historic properties of Clayton, North Carolina. For more information, contact

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