Edmonton, Alberta, May 10 & 11, 8:30 PM
The Yardbird Suite – JUST MISSED IT!
Jeri Brown performs her First Ladies of Jazz Tribute Tour with Woody Woods on piano.
Regina, Saskatchewan, June 15, 8:30 PM
Oak Room, Ramada Plaza Hotel
Jeri Brown brings her First Ladies of Jazz Tour Tribute with Woody Woods on piano as part of Jazz Fest Regina.
Los Angeles, CA, July 12, Time TBD
Radisson Hotel LAX
Jeri Brown performs with Woody Woods (piano), John B. Williams (bass) and Roy McCurdy (drums) at the Radisson. A wonderful evening with a full band for the First Ladies of Jazz Tribute Tour.
Los Angeles, CA, July 13, Time TBD
National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Southern California Area
Jeri Brown has been invited to perform at the Los Angeles Black Family Reunion, sponsored by the National Concil of Negro Women, Inc. Southern California Area. Jeri will perform from her tribute tour and pay honour to First Ladies of Jazz.
Jeri Brown wraps up her spring season with a return to Canada in three electrifying performances in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Of her time in Alberta and her upcoming performance in Regina, Jeri says, “I so enjoyed the Yardbird Suite audiences both nights. The crew and management were super! It will be a first visit to Saskatchewan for me. I am looking forward to it.” Jeri Brown sings from her First Ladies of Jazz Tribute Tour, wrapping up a successful winter amd spring international tour in Regina hosted by Regina Jazz Society:
“I truly felt inspired putting this show together. It was a blast stepping into the footsteps of my idols. When we initially thought of it, I had no idea how memorable the artists and their songs were to so many in all age groups. I hope to share more from this tribute in future seasons.” Ms. Brown will appear along with her musical director, pianist Woody Woods from Las Vegas with special musicians from the area.
“See you at the show.”
About Jeri Brown:
Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz’ most outstanding “artistic” vocalists. Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication. Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s First Ladies of Jazz Tribute performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes with her signature vocal jazz flair.
Jeri Brown has performed or recorded with such musicians as Leon Thomas, John Hicks, Grady Tate, Kirk Lightsey, Betty Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Erik Truffaz, David Murray, D.D. Jackson, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Pierre Michelot, John Betsch, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Fred Hersch, Tony Suggs, Michel Donato, Winard Harper, Chico Freeman, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Avery Sharpe, Rufus Reid, Gerry Gibbs, Seamus Blake and Jimmy Rowles.
About Woody Woods:
Pianist and conductor Woody Woods was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles. A formidable list of ‘who’s who of vocal artists’ who Woods has collaborated with include Della Reese, Abbey Lincoln, Linda Hopkins, Carmen McRae, Barbara McNair, Lorez Alexandra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melba Moore, Eartha Kitt, Jennifer Holiday, Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, Martha Reeves, Erykah Badu, Mel Carter, The Inkspots, Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, The Drifters and The Platters. Over an illustrious career with international success as composer, big band director, choral director, producer and conductor, pianist Woody Woods has served as musical director for Ms. Jeri Brown for 18 years.
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