Celebrating Great Women in Music
"You Know How I Feel: The Music of Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell"
Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln and Joni Mitchell have established themselves as iconic performers and composers. The depth and authenticity of their music has profoundly influenced generations of musicians and touched audiences worldwide.
Pianist Lynne Arriale, vocalist Carla Cook and alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly have been moved and influenced by the strength and power of these legends. They celebrate these great women of jazz by sharing their unique reinterpretations of popular classics with passion, soul and sensitivity in a magical evening of empathetic collaboration. Joining them are bassist Evan Gregor and drummer Jordan Perlson.
Lynne Arriale's music lies at the synaptic intersection where brain meets heart, where body meets soul. As a result, there's a directness, a purity, an unalloyed honesty that makes us listen and therefore "see" anew. She is one of jazzdom's most intensely unique voices. - JazzTimes
Carla Cook...a mad-loose straight ahead jazz diva with a gospel soul, big band heart, classical cool and improvisational hot .... and what a beautiful voice ... a warm amber-hued contralto. - JazzTimes
"Grace Kelly plays with intelligence, wit and feeling. She has a great amount of natural ability and the ability to adapt… the hallmark of a first-class jazz musician." - Wynton Marsalis
Lynne Arriale – piano
Carla Cook – vocal
Grace Kelly – alto saxphone and vocals
Evan Gregor - acoustic bass and
Jordan Perlson – drums
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