Jazz vocalist Kellye Gray presents a special evening of music showcasing the interplay between piano and voice. Gray and pianist Adam Shulman will journey through a variety of musical styles as varied as traditional, Latin, swing, funk, blues and be-bop. The art of the duo is a challenging one made to look simple in the hands of these two consummate masters at their craft.
Don't hesitate! Get your tickets to this amazing evening of music. Sunday evening show starts at 7pm.
With her stunning musicality and warm, enveloping voice, Texas native Kellye Gray is one of the most accomplished jazz vocalists on the national scene. Gray’s profile continues to grow by leaps and bounds, recording over half-dozen albums as a leader and logging performances nationally and internationally at world-class venues and festivals including Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival, JazzFest, Yoshi's and SFJAZZ. Kellye has shared the stage with legends Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Etta James.
Adam Shulman has played as a sideman with internationally renowned artists Stefon Harris, Willie Jones III, Miguel Zenon, Mark Murphy, Alan Harris, Luciana Souza, Paula West, Ratzo Harris, Larry Coryell, Sean Jones, Grant Stewart, Bobby Hutcherson and with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. He is a native San Franciscan and was educated at UC Santa Cruz under the great pianist Smith Dobson and the trumpeter/arranger Ray Brown. He received his degree in classical performance under the tutelage of the Russian pianist Maria Ezerova.
JazzTimes Magazine describes vocalist Kellye Gray in this way: "Think of a layer cake with a dense Carmen McRae center, iced with swoops, dollops and occasionally wide swatches of Nancy Wilson and Billie Holiday, then dotted with Etta James bluesiness and a Tina Turner wail. Gray’s is an impressive, indeed frighteningly vast talent."
Tickets are available at the door, or you may purchase tickets in advance - see below.
$15 advance/$20 door/Students: $10. Doors open at 6pm. If you have any questions please call 510-654-3808.