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John Denver Tribute Artist, Jim Curry, Performs the Singer-Songwriter's Music

Aliso Viejo, CA – Jim Curry Presents the Music of John Denver at Soka Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $45 for adults; $37 for students, seniors, and active military families; and $33 each for groups of 10 or more. Purchase tickets online at or by calling 949-480-4ART (4278).

The music of the late, beloved singer-songwriter John Denver is like an old friend, outlasting trends and standing the test of time, teaching us to care for the earth and care for each other. Acclaimed performer Jim Curry’s uncanny ability to mirror Denver’s voice and clean-cut look takes you back to the time when “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine,” “Calypso,” and “Annie’s Song” topped the charts. Curry will be performing with band members Anne Curry, Diane Ireland, Thomas Williams, Gene Wagner, and Jeff Lantz.

Curry is not your usual “Vegas style” impersonator. In fact, he is not an impersonator at all. Curry sings, in his own natural voice, a tribute to the music in a way that has to be seen and heard to understand the pure honesty of his amazing performance. His looks and his voice are simply a pleasant coincidence that captures the true essence of Denver’s music. Whether Curry is performing with a symphony orchestra, with his talented band, or  by himself, his compelling voice combined with dramatic images of nature creates an unforgettable show that will fill up your senses.

Curry began his music career writing and performing the song “The Time of Your Life” for his senior play. The song was then voted to be the 1975 class song and Curry was awarded a Rotary Scholarship to study music in college. Even at this early stage in his life, Curry’s natural voice resembled that of Denver. Embracing the similarities, Curry continued to sing and specialize in Denver’s music, and share his positive messages of love, humanity, and environmental awareness. Denver’s untimely death in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over; such a void in the musical world left Denver’s ardent fans demanding that his music survive. CBS television responded by producing a made-for-TV movie, Take Me Home, the John Denver Story, in which Curry performed an off-camera role singing as Denver. This experience inspired Curry to produce full-length Denver tribute concerts.

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