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KC Jazz Club: Sheila Jordan

KC Jazz Club: Sheila Jordan

Friday, November 4, 2016

Jazz

NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is "one of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers" (All Music Guide). Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers.

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Recipient of the Kennedy Center's Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Award in 2008, NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan is "one of the most consistently creative of all jazz singers" (All Music Guide). Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Entirely non-derivative, Jordan is one of only a tiny handful of jazz singers who fully deserve the appellation and for whom no other term will do. She performs with Alan Broadbent on piano and Harvie S on bass.


Performance Timing: 75 minutes, with no intermission.