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Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center to Present MORE THAN JUST YOUR JAZZ STANDARDS

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Sara Michaels & Sharon Sables will join forces to collaborate on songs by Gladys Knight, The Beatles, James Taylor, Cindy Lauper, Carole King, Elton John and more.

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center to Present MORE THAN JUST YOUR JAZZ STANDARDS

Two Jazz vocalists, two generations of music, and two very different sounds are coming together for ONE night of unforgettable music at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center (226 N. High St., West Chester, PA) on Thursday, November 18 at 7 PM. Sound too good to be true? Not when it's a special evening with esteemed singers Sara Michaels & Sharon Sables performing "More Than Just Your Jazz Standards."

For one night only, these two sirens will join forces to collaborate on songs by Gladys Knight, The Beatles, James Taylor, Cindy Lauper, Carole King, Elton John, and Stevie Wonder, as well as jazz classics by Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Edith Piaf, Louis Armstrong, and more. However, before their dual performance, each will be treating the audience to an exclusive solo performance featuring original music from her respected latest collection of music, including Michael's critically-acclaimed hit "Hard Winter" (2021) and Sables' beloved album Love Evermore.

Sables, who found herself immersed in the teen pop world as a young recording artist for LaFace/Arista records in Atlanta at the age of 17, has recorded with, and for, many of the era's pop/R&B heavyweights such as Pink, Babyface, Mandy Moore and Boyz II Men. Now, she incorporates her pop influences into her jazz performances and is recognized as one of the region's most respected interpreters of song with sold-out appearances throughout the East Coast.

Influenced by Sable to go beyond her jazz standard repertoire, which can be heard at Uptown's "The Jazz Cocktail Hour" where she is the host, Michaels says,

"We are two different generations, with two very different styles and sounds to our voices. Sables' voice is pitch perfect; sweet and clear with delicate dynamics and quite intoxicating. Whereas my voice has a soulful, gutsy style with a rich, lower range that is quite a contrast from Sables. Both can tell a story in song so differently, and when we sing together it's oh so fun!"

Performing alongside Sable and Michaels will be The Terry Klinefelter Quintet, featuring WCU's Dr. Terry Klinefelter on piano, Jazz Guitarist, Arranger, and Producer E. Shawn Qaissaunee (Stevie Wonder, Broadway's Greg Riley) and Philadelphia's most sought-after drummer Harry "Butch" Reed.

"More Than Just Your Jazz Standards"is just one of many exciting upcoming performances and events at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in November. Others include Max Weinberg's Jukebox(Nov. 20); the Linda Ronstadt Experience(Nov. 21), and more.

Tickets for Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center: More Than Just Your Jazz Standards can be purchased here: https://secure.uptownwestchester.org/2660

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center is located at 226 N. High St., West Chester, PA. For more information visit https://uptownwestchester.org.


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