Mandy Gaines Quartet (6:30 pm)
Mandy Gaines and her Trio will present a concert of Jazz Classics from The Great American Songbook. Mandy is strongly influenced by the Jazz vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgearld, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Nancy Wilson. She also admires and performs the classic and witty renditions of composers as Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
This showcase will highlight the profound connection between voice and instruments in a conversation which evokes an otherworldly bond. The musical communication between voice and instruments is abundant. The performance is a rich blend between jazz and blues and even infuses Gospel influences.
Mandy and her Trio will present the deep historical diversity of Jazz music as well as presenting it’s vast contributions and influences on the culture as a true Black American art form.
Mandy has the unique talent of drawing her audiences into an intimate union so each audience member has a personal experience even in a big concert venue. Mandy makes you feel like you are in a New York Jazz club of days gone by and melds with the cool rhythms of today’s modern Jazz scene!
Round Midnight Orchestra (8:00 pm)
Don’t flirt, don’t drink, brush your shoes and keep playing: those were the golden rules for musicians in the New York jazz clubs in the twenties and thirties. Hardly anybody followed the rules, but that didn’t matter. While alcohol was forbidden the nightlife flourished like never before. A club was considered good only if they had a good jazz band on stage.
Jazz music was the most important side issue in life. Jazz functioned as a combination of art, an outlet to protest, an outing of nightlife and as entertainment, which caused the success of this exciting new musical style. It gave birth to very important orchestras like the orchestras of Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington and characteristic musicians like Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller who were embraced by the audience.
The Round Midnight Orchestra is one of Europe’s hottest bands of the moment in which you will experience the exciting nightlife in the renowned clubs around Broadway, New York, during the golden era of jazz. The band consists of some of the most established musicians in Dutch jazz, mixed up with some of Holland’s greatest young jazz talents. The band will take you back to the heyday of jazz, a vibrant world full of thrilling music and compelling stories about love, desire, joy and despair. With this magnificent show you can enjoy some hard-swinging jazz classics, meet the historical jazz figures and feel how vivid and urgent this music still is today.
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