Divas Diane Schuur, Oleta Adams, Karrin Allyson, & Sara Gazarek Team for Night of Jazz: Concord Jazz Festival
January 16, 2005
Divas Diane Schuur, Oleta Adams, Karrin Allyson, & Sara Gazarek Team for Night of Jazz: Concord Jazz Festival.
Four distinct ladies of song will team for the Concord Jazz Festival presented by JetBlue Airways. The evening of jazz will feature duets between the critically acclaimed vocalists with all four on-stage for a rousing finale. Diane Schuur, Oleta Adams, Karrin Allyson, are known as three of the best song stylists today. And with the introduction of newcomer Sara Gazarek, the night will prove to be memorable.
Diane Schuur has been dubbed the First Lady of Jazz. And with a body of work spanning 25 years, picking up two Grammy Awards along the way, no one will argue. Her current release, "Midnight" (Concord Records), has the singer crooning original tunes especially co-written for her by Barry Manilow and produced by Manilow and Eddie Arkin. Her new album "Schuur Fire," a Latin flavored project she recorded with Dave Samuels and the Caribbean Jazz Project, will be released in April.
She burst on the scene with the top 10 pop hit, "Get Here," in 1990. Today, Oleta Adams continues to be one of the most praised voices in music. The three-time Grammy nominee recently released "All For Love" (Pioneer) which features tunes co-penned by Adams, as well as her take on the country hit "I Hope You Dance."
Karrin Allyson quickly became the critics' darling upon her first release 10 years ago. The Grammy nominee is currently enjoying success with her Concord album "Wild For You." Constantly touring, the Seattle Times called her an "immaculate, genuine talent." Allyson will serve as host for the evening.
Newcomer Sara Gazarek received the 2003 DownBeat Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Vocalist. The young student of jazz has been called "sublime" by the New York Times. Her debut recording is expected later this summer.
The Concord Jazz Festival launches it's 2005 run with the following dates:
February 4 - Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
February 5 - Count Basie Theatre - Red Bank, NJ
February 11 - Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
February 12 - McCarter Theater - Princeton, NJ
February 13 - Community Theatre - Morristown, NJ
February 16 - Robert Ferst Center for the Arts - Atlanta, GA
March 10 - Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA
March 11 - Cerritos, CA - Cerritos Center for the Arts
The Concord Jazz Festival presented by JetBlue Airways is produced by Stiletto Entertainment and represented by the William Morris Agency.
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