THURSDAY, JUNE 23, FRIDAY, JUNE 24,

AND SATURDAY, JUNE 25 5:30–8:30 PM

earls

$10 on the patio

 

Tickets for the patio must be purchased in advance at earls. Any available seats will be sold at the door. Pass holders will be admitted to the patio at no charge. There will be no cover charge to sit inside.

 

JazzFest first presented music at earls restaurant in our first year, featuring vocalist Cheryl Fischer. Shannon Gaye and Kristian Alexandrov first appeared at earls in 2005! And they've been back every year since with the exception of a two-year break! Wow! That's popular!

 

Shannon Gaye and her trio have a recently released CD Little Wonder. The recording pays homage to vintage soul and R&B, with Shannon's own modern spin.

 

Co-written & produced by pianist extraordinaire Kristian Alexandrov, the new recording features solid grooves, evocative lyrics, and the sophisticated harmony that defines the jazz idiom. From the most delicate melodies to sky high, roof-raising licks, Shannon is in full command of her voice.

 

With a middle name that gives a nod to the great Marvin Gaye, Shannon's musical influences include Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder as well as Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O'Day.

 

Shannon has had some recent exciting performances such as appearing as guest artist with Jens Lindemann & ‘Brassfire', and tour dates with powerhouse vocalists Jackie Richardson from Toronto and Kim Richardson from Montreal.

 

Joining Shannon and Kristian this year will be Tyler Hornby on drums and Jeremy Coates on bass.