Jazz Notes

Mimi Jones

The Festival welcomes back bassist, Mimi Jones, a regular on the New York jazz scene and a rising star in straight-ahead jazz. She will appear on Saturday night with Dee Dee Bridgewater as part of the Quiet Storm band. September 3, 2016, Annenberg Theater. 8pm....

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Abbey Lincoln

Abbey Lincoln Although she was deeply influenced by Billie Holiday, and she released two Holiday tribute albums, Abbey Lincoln had a stunning voice in her right and was also a fine composer.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater lived in Paris is the 80's and use the song she sings in French called Belle la Vie. She will headline the festival on Saturday, September 3 at the Annenberg theater. She is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony...

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Rene Marie

Rene Marie comes from Warrington, Va., the northern entrance to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her voice is as beautiful as the countryside she calls home.






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Johnaye Kendrick

Johnaye Kendrick, a 20’s some vocalist from Seattle has released her first CD of 12 original songs called Here. While Kendrick is not a household name among jazz vocalists she is clearly on her way. Take a look at this video where she performs at the Chega de Saudade Jazz Festival in Lima, Peru singing in both Spanish and English with Clement on piano.






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Allison Miller

Drummer Allison Miller performed at the City of Angels Festival in LA in September 2014 and put on a performance that reminded the audience that there is more than one outstanding female jazz drummer.






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