South Florida Jazz presents “Great Women in Music” 4/9/16

South Florida Jazz presents “Great Women in Music”
Saturday, 04/09/2016 – 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm
April-2016-emailRose & Alfred Mianiaci Performing Arts Center
3100 Ray Ferrero Blvd,
Davie, Florida 33314
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Cost: $40

On April 9 at 8 PM, South Florida Jazz presents “Celebrating Great Women in Music,” starring Lynne Arriale, Carla Cook, and Grace Kelly, at the Rose and Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Boulevard in Dania, FL. Tickets are $40 ($10 for students with ID) at or (954) 462-0222.

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.

These artists are highly innovative and original leaders. Lynne is an established star with worldwide status; she was the first prize winner of the 1993 International Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and soon launched her touring and recording career. “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, from “Motown,” Detroit, is daring. She is a jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully — but she doesn’t stop there. Cook is willing to put a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. Songs that, until you hear her sing them, you’d never imagine could be interpreted as jazz. That willingness to simply sing what she loves is what gives Cook her signature style. “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

Bostonian Grace Kelly is a vivacious saxophone prodigy and composer with incredible polish for her tender age (23). She’s not looking to be like anyone else. “Got my own thing,” she sings over an urban, trance-like groove. Although the singer and saxophone player has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike as a jazz musician, her work shows an artist interested only in playing what she loves, labels be damned. “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

Join Lynne, Carla and Grace for an evening of joyful interaction and musical spontaneity featuring modern jazz classics, reinvented popular favorites, and memorable original compositions.

Funding for South Florida JAZZ is provided in part by a grant from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Division

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