jazz at lincoln center SALUTE TO BETTY CARTER March 6 & 7 2015

From a media release:

jazz at lincoln center
Friday, March 6 @ 7pm & 9:30pm
Saturday, March 7 @ 7pm & 9:30pm

7pm Tickets: $60-$80
9:30pm Tickets: $45-$65

Online: Click here
Phone: Call CenterCharge at 212.721.6500
In Person: Jazz At Lincoln Center Box Office, Broadway & 60th Street, Ground Floor, Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Betty Carter blazed her own trail as one of the most original jazz vocalists of our time. Her flawless phrasing, uncanny unpredictability, and signature glissando placed her in a league of her own as a true “musician’s singer.”

Drummer and music director Alvester Garnett and vocalist Charenee Wade celebrate the legacy of Carter, who would have turned 85 this year. Garnett, joined by other past members of Betty Carter’s band including saxophonist Craig Handy, pianists Jacky Terrasson and Stephen Scott, bassists Michael Bowie and Curtis Lundy, and drummer Winard Harper will share memories of his first touring experience with Carter, performing some of her trademark tunes including “What A Little Moonlight Can Do” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Rising star jazz vocalist Charenee Wade interprets the music of one of jazz’s foremost mentors, and one of her idols. Wade was first runner-up in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition in 2010 and was one of a choice few selected to participate in Carter’s Jazz Ahead program. Rounding out the performance will be tap dancer Michela Marino Lerman, who recently paid tribute to Betty Carter in a performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Free pre-concert discussion nightly, 6pm & 8:30pm.

A taste of Ms Wade's vocals