Jazzmobile Presents: VOCALFEST
(Published: March 29, 2010)
Paying homage to Jazz Appreciation Month and jazz vocalists of the past and the present, Jazzmobile's month-long celebration of the art of the voice is unveiled over four fabulous weekends in April.
Friday, April 9
Truly the essence of a cool, laid back style, winner of Jazzmobile's 2005 Jazz Vocal Competition, Lynette Washington , will fascinate, captivate and lift your spirits and make your heart soar.
Saturday, April 10
Classic beauty and elegance, Cynthia Holiday sings and swings with a sultry, soulful grace that cloak familiar tunes in a caring embrace.
Friday, April 16
Gregory Generet knows the art of the ballad; his hot and cool, smooth and rich velvet voice is "the real thing."
Saturday, April 17
Striking and distinctive with a burnished, soulful alto, Lezlie Harrison, delivers a signature sound so enchanting, moving with ease through a set of deeply felt blues and swinging jazz tunes.
Friday, April 23
Brilliantly gifted, Gregory Porter possesses a powerful voice that calms the soul and lays bare for all to feel, every emotional nuance, every secret place hidden in a song.
Saturday April 24
The incomparable, versatile virtuoso Ebony Jo-Ann can raise the rafters with a voice that brings a soothing sound to thunder and a quiet hush over gale winds.
Showman's $10.00 7:00pm - 8:30pm
375 West 125th Street Harlem
Vocalfest wraps up with three not-to-be-missed evenings of song as we pay tribute to the great voices that epitomize the jazz vocal tradition, Alberta Hunter, Billy Eckstine, and, Gloria Lynne.
Harlem Stage at The Gatehouse
150 Convent Avenue @ 135th Street, Harlem
For tickets: 212 281 9240 xt 19 or xt 20
Thursday, April 29
Winner of Jazzmobile's 2008 Jazz Vocal Competition, the remarkable, inimitable, and soulful Queen Esther celebrates the low-down and gutsy, the triumphant and remarkable, the one and only Alberta Hunter.
Friday, April 30
The strong, mellow and mysterious voice of Everett Greene harnesses the smooth and distinctive, deep, liquid baritone of Billy Eckstine.
Saturday, May 1
Lighting up the stage with sinewy grit, sophisticated sass and, a voice that caresses the heart, Cynthia Scott embraces the sensual, versatile and charming Gloria Lynne.
For additional information:
154 West 127th Street
Harlem, NY 10027
programs subject to change
More Information: http://www.jazzmobile.org