National treasure Jeri Brown is back in town and launched a monthly First Ladies of Jazz show with her Jongleur Arkestra at The Carleton in October. The third installment happens on Tuesday, December 11th. These are “come for dinner and the show” evenings and, to that end, we’re making them FREE for you to enjoy. Show time is 7 PM. Why not also take advantage of our Corkage Tuesdays and bring your own favourite bottle of wine for only $5.
It doesn’t get much better than this folks. Make your reservations now through Open Table on our website!
Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz’s most outstanding “artistic” vocalists. With many fine musicians who are labeled “artistic,” it’s sometimes overlooked how richly musical, thoroughly accessible and enjoyable their music can be. Jeri Brown is focused, ambitious, daring and intent upon creating music that is both well conceived and honest. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication.
Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists.
She appears frequently with her own ensembles on stages throughout Europe, Canada and the United States and has traveled, recorded, adjudicated and performed extensively at festivals, concert series and noted jazz clubs to sold-out audiences worldwide, including presidents and royalty.
Always interpreting song with her unique artistry, Jeri’s tribute performances have included Nina Simone, Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Eartha Kitt, Angela Bofill, Roberta Flack, Peggy Lee, Astrud Gilberto, Anita O’Day, Rosemary Clooney and Mahalia Jackson. Her current theatrical performance project First Ladies of Jazz celebrates some of Jeri’s favorite artists and demonstrates Jeri’s commitment to vocal education and performance art.
Jeri will be joined at The Carleton by her band – Jeri Brown Jongleur Arkestra with Holly Arsenault (piano), Lukas Pearse (bass), Gary Steed (drums), and a revolving who’s who of the city’s finest horn players (Paul St-Amand, Andrew Jackson, Chris Mitchell, Jackson Fairfax-Perry, Bennett Logan).