Vocalist Danielle Wertz and guitarist Jonah Udall, long-time collaborators now living on opposite coasts, reunite for a special evening of duo and solo performances. They visit a treasured shared language of jazz standards, as always with fresh ears.
Danielle Wertz was raised in Falls Church, Virginia, and is quickly gaining international recognition as one of the next generation’s leading voices in Jazz. She was named one of eleven semi-finalists in the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, took second place in the 2017 Ella Fitzgerald Jazz Vocal Competition, and was the inaugural winner of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival Young Artist Contest. Upon hearing her 2017 release, Intertwined, Dick Metcalf from Contemporary Fusion Reviews writes, "Many of the jazz vocalists I listen to have no idea about getting truly intimate with the listener, but Danielle has a talent like few others in this arena."
Jonah Udall is a composer and guitarist living in New York City. He tours internationally with the chamber-jazz trio Sound Underground, in addition to performing and collaborating with songwriters, modern and contemporary dancers, and acoustic ensembles from Dixieland to free improvisation. AllAboutJazz.com calls him “a versatile guitarist… [and] a captivating soloist, capable of grabbing a listener's attention and holding it indefinitely.” Raised in Berkeley, California, Jonah received a B.M. at the Frost School of Music in Miami before relocating to Brooklyn. He is an alumnus of Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead and the Banff Centre.
Tickets are $15 and are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!