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Saturday, December 9th, 2017

The Jazzway Holiday Show with Sharón Clark and the Chris Grasso Trio - The Jazzway Holiday Show with Sharón Clark the Chris Grasso Trio
6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
USA
410-952-4528 [map]
Price: $38.00/General-$22.00/Students

 

The Jazzway Holiday Show with Sharón Clark and the Chris Grasso Trio

 

Ms. Clarks sound evokes not [Billie] Holiday but Drather a less operatic Sarah Vaughan fused with the more animated side of Shirley Horn, a singer who also liked to take her time. Ms. Clarks voice is rich, her phrasing unfussy, her jazz embellishments minimal. -- Stephen Holden, New York Times

 

Like [Sarah Vaughan], her natural sound is almost operatic in its richness, but pure jazz in its improvisational sassiness. But when she brings her remarkable instrument to bear on those pop hits of the post-nuclear age, which she clearly loves, she creates something new and amazing. . . All of which begs an additional question: Why has Sharon Clark been so overlooked, particularly in New York, for all this time? That is surely going to change." Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

 

"A revelation . . . I never thought I'd hear a singer with the range, musicality and command of tone and timbre that was Sarah at her best, but now I have." JazzTimes

 

 

 

 

DC's incomparable vocalist, Sharón Clark presents everyone's favorite holiday tunes, backed by the Chris Grasso Trio. Winner of the Billie Holiday Competition and the American Traditions Vocal Competition, Ms. Clark has been one of the premier vocalists in the Baltimore-Washington area for a decade or more and has received rave reviews for her performances in New York City. She has also toured extensively in Europe during the last few years.  In fact, Ms. Clark has recently moved to Europe and now comes back to the US for periodic performances.  Catch her while she's in town!!  All tickets include soft drinks, a raffle, a post-concert buffet of desserts, cheeses and fruit and a chance to mingle with the artists. Adult beverages (beer, wine cocktails) are also available for a small fee.

Sharón Clark - Vocals

Chris Grasso - Piano

Amy Shook - Bass

Lenny Robinson - Drums

 

 

Biography

 Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Her New York run drew raves from the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal, and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist.

 

Ms. Clark has made multiple international tours in recent years, making her debut in Israel and returning to Russia, where she has developed a major following. Her most recent release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes.

 

Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival's American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony.

 

Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones.

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets: $38/general, $33/BJA members, $22/students (with current and valid student ID). All tickets include all soft drinks, entry in a raffle, and a post-concert buffet of dessert, cheeses and fruit. Adult beverages are available for a small fee.

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Monday, December 11th, 2017

An Evening with JD Walter and Orrin Evans at Jazzway
A Special Event.........An Evening with JD Walter and Orrin Evans - 7:30 PM
6004 Hollins Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
410-952-4528 [map]
Price: $17/general $15/students

 

"He's (JD Walter) built a reputation for going down his own idiosyncratic path, while simultaneously crafting music that's at once accessible and adventuresome, and undeniably soulful. - John Murph -Downbeat Magazine

"(Orrin Evins is) ...a poised artist with an impressive template of ideas at his command. “ - The New York Times

 

We know what you're thinking..…. it’s a Monday night. 

 

However, it may be a Monday night, but this concert is worth coming out for!  Singers -  Pianists - Musicians!  If you haven’t been able to attend a Jazzway concert – especially because of the price tag, here is an opportunity to experience an extraordinary event at Jazzway at a discounted price! These artists will not be performing anywhere else in the Baltimore-DC area for the remainder of this year, except at Jazzway.

 

This a rare opportunity for Jazzway to present two of the most innovative musicians performing jazz today. JD Walter is a jazz singer’s singer - a purist and innovator. His style has been compared to many vocal titans, but it is uniquely his own and he has become a singular phenomenon on the music scene.  (And he is reported to be Kurt Elling’s favorite singer!) Orrin Evans has been recognized as one of the most distinctive and inventive pianists of his generation and has earned the titles of pianist, composer, bandleader, teacher, producer and arranger. He is a two-time Grammy nominee, Pew Fellow, leader of the Captain Black Big Band and soon to be pianist with the wildly popular group, BadPlus. They will be joined by Baltimore favorite and fiercely dynamic bassist, Kris Funn and Philly based drummer, Byron Landham who is on the faculty of Temple University. The tickets for this performance will be sold at a discount. No dessert tonight but tickets are less expensive and there will be free snacks and soft drinks plus adult beverages available for a small fee.

 

JD Walter – vocals

Orrin Evans – piano

Kris Funn – bass

Byron Landham – drums

Tickets: $17/General and BJA Members, $15/Students (full time with valid ID)

Ticket Link: http://www.jazzway6004.org/buy_tickets_and_merchandise/

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Upcoming Events

  • 12/09/2017
    The Jazzway Holiday Show with Sharón Clark and the Chris Grasso Trio - Baltimore, MD
     
  • 12/11/2017
    An Evening with JD Walter and Orrin Evans at Jazzway - Baltimore, MD
     

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