AdvertisementSunday, October 3rd at 6 p.m., in the Sanctuary of Seattle First Baptist.
Jacqueline Tabor will pay tribute to the late and great stylist Nancy Wilson.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free Parking in the Polyclinic Garage (1145 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122.) Masks required with distanced seating. Free to the public, donation suggested. 100-minutes of jazz with an inspirational interlude. Concert concludes by 8 p.m.
A returning SJV favorite, Jacqueline Tabor, the Seattle Chanteuse’s signature bluesy style has set her apart as a legendary performer in the Pacific Northwest. She combines relaxed energy with tremendous range and masterful improvisation, defining herself as a unique and dynamic presence in the contemporary jazz world. Tabor’s stunning vocals have thrice earned her the Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award, as well as the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association Female Jazz Vocalist Award. Backed by a hand-picked ensemble of Seattle’s most talented jazz musicians, Tabor always brings you a breathtaking performance that stands as a testament to her place as one of the PNW’s most beloved jazz voices.
Tabor's first introduction to jazz was delivered by a cassette tape of Nancy Wilson singing "Guest who I saw Today" the story telling component of the song planted a seed that grew into this production. Tunes like "Never will I Marry","Save Your Love for Me" and the "Nearness of You" will be portrayed by Tabor's unique and distinctive sound.
Jazz singer Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio to iron-worker Olden Wilson and the former Lillian Ryan, who worked as a domestic servant. Nancy was the first of six children. Her father's love of music and the records he played at home were a huge influence on Nancy as a young girl. She already knew she would be a singer by the time she was four years old and developed her talent by singing in the church choir.
Nancy Wilson won her first Grammy in 1964, for best R&B recording for her LP "How Glad I Am." Nancy continued recording into the 21st Century, winning Best Jazz Vocal Grammy Awards for her albums "R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)" (2005) and "Turned to Blue" (2007). She retired from live performance in 2011.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Seattle Jazz Vespers, 1111 Harvard Avenue at Seneca, Seattle, WA, US 98122, Seattle, United States