92Y Jazz 2011-2012: Paula West, Sandy Stewart, Kurt Elling
This season, 92Y Jazz honors the most versatile of all jazz instruments - the human voice:
Sat, Nov 19, 8 pm, $70 / $50 / $25 age 35 & under)
"It's doubtful that anyone is singing better than Paula West these days...this extraordinary jazz singer wears each song like perfectly fitted silk." - The San Francisco Chronicle
Called one of the hardest-swinging jazz vocalists working today, the San Francisco singer Paula West's rich, dusky voice has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike. She is joined by the George Mesterhazy Quartet.
Wed, Feb 29, 8 pm, $70 / $50 / $25 age 35 & under)
SANDY STEWART + BILL CHARLAP
"Their communication is so finely tuned, you hold your breath and hang on every note and vocal inflection." - The New York Times
She has worked with songwriters like Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne and Cy Coleman. He is a premier jazz pianist and artistic director of 92Y's Jazz in July festival. Together they're an award-winning duo and mother and son, with a connection that reaches the last row. They'll be joined by Harry Allen (saxophone); Peter Washington (bass); and Kenny Washington (drums).
Sat, Apr 25, 8 pm, $70 / $50 / $25 age 35 & under)
KURT ELLING SWINGS SINATRA
"Elling is the standout male vocalist of our time." - The New York Times
The Grammy Award-winning vocalist salutes the Chairman of the Board on the 50th anniversary his landmark album Live in Paris with an evening of richly told stories and sumptuously sung standards.
More Information: http://www.92Y.org/Jazz