The JazzTime Band with Bill Jones Plays Vicky's of Santa Fe, 12/9
Other Upcoming Guests:
Sherry Williams with Hal Linden - November 18, 2012
From the age of 16 when she toured with The Young Americans and later as a member of Disneyland Kids of the Kingdom, Sherry Williams has rarely been out of work. Her busy career has included TV appearances (Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Glen Campbell Show, The Tom Jones Show, The Della Reese Show, Soul Train and others), film, recording sessions, nightclubs, festivals and concert tours, including tours with Andy Gibb, and the legendary Johnnie Ray. When you listen to her you realize immediately that she is a consummate artist - the real thing. Williams is what they called in the old days a storyteller - she paints pictures with words. Yet she bridges the gap between the past and the present.
Betty Bryant with Chip Smith on piano - November 25, 2012
Dubbed “Cool Miss B” by her fellow musicians, Betty’s career started in Kansas City, where she was mentored by the great Jay McShann, Grammy nominee and the originator of the “Kansas City Sound.” A famous photograph of Betty with Jay McShann hangs in the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. She has performed internationally and just this year was featured at the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival in Boquete, Panama. She’s been popular in LA since the 1950’s and the “Betty Bryant Birthday Bash” is a hugely popular event in Hollywood at the famed Catalina’s Jazz Club.
Dolores Scozzesi with Andy Langham on piano - December 2, 2012
“It’s the voice that grabs you to begin with. A rich contralto with edge, snapping from molten serenity to a predatory growl in a single phrase, and a timbre that makes you want to place your hands on the speakers just so you can capture something of its individuality.” “Her voice is almost intoxicating—a “tasty” combination of intense passion, vulnerability and warm breathiness.” -Cabaret Scene. “Whenever the names of legendary vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Edith Piaf are used to describe a new singer, it's clear that there's something special about that artist. Dolores Scozzesi is one such artist, and her unique Mezzo-soprano voice separates her from the plethora of female jazz vocalist dotting the landscape these days.” -E. Blanco 88.9 FM