Sun Jul 22
12387 Cedar Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Top flight Cleveland Jazz Vocalists featured with David Thomas Quartet providing support Live at Nighttown!
Featuring: Shirley Cook-vocals, Theresa Haney-vocals, David Thomas-piano & musical director, Chris Coles-sax, George Lee-bass, & Sunny Tabler-drums.
Presented in Association with Quad City Productions.
Memories flowing with mystique and mythical magic are the essence of Beautiful Sisters 2 with its presentation of the glitter and glamour of jazz standards and selections from the great American Songbook. Under the guidance of music director Dave Thomas vocalists Shirley Cook and Theresa Haney will bring to life, the lyrics of timeless classics that have defined more than 80 years of music, now woven into the country's fabric in numerous ways. Appearing with them will be saxophonist Chris Coles, drummer Sunceray (Sunny) Tabler and bassist George Lee.
Shirley Cook -- A tastefully unflashy singer in the Billie Holiday/Sarah Vaughan vocal tradition, singer Shirley Cook inhabits a lyric, staking her music on simplicity and nuance over virtuosity. Cook's voice -- grainy and resonant, like a tenor saxophone -- brings a sweetness to her jazz standards and a graceful swagger to R&B and the blues. Though Cook began singing in the church at an early age, she came rather late to performance and credits the efforts of Carl "Ace" Carter, the first post-Basie pianist to work with the Count Basie Orchestra, and local legend Duke Jenkins with giving her early instruction and her first gigs. Cook now regularly performs around town as well as everywhere from New York to Japan. She has been a featured performer with the Tri-C JazzFest and yearly hosts the JazzFest jam session. (Bio courtesty of Scene Magazine)