Mandy Gaines – Vocals
Stephen Bruhl – Piano
Peter Gemus – Bass
Benjamin Bratton – Drums
Mandy Gaines and her trio present a concert of Jazz Classics from The Great American Songbook. This showcase highlights 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. The quartet presents the deep historical diversity of Jazz music as well as presenting its vast contributions and influences on the culture as a true Black American art form. 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!
Acclaimed for her soulful vocals and improvisational gifts, Mandy Gaines has been singing professionally for the last 25 years, and has performed with dozens of jazz’s biggest names such as Wynton Marsalis, Dany Doriz, Randy Brecker, Scott Hamilton, ElDee Young, Red Holt, Rhoda Scott, Deborah Brown, Brad Leali, Leroy Jones, Bryan Lynch, Keith Loftis, Marcus Printup, Wendall Brunious, Vincent Gardner, Larry Price, Wes Anderson, Michael Stanton and Victor Gaskins. The international jazz singer and member of the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame is known for her unique interpretations of The Great American Songbook.