Flying in from San Francisco, the singer described by the NY Times as, “Perhaps the finest jazz singer singing today…”, the divine Mary Stallings!
Our September 25th concert features my favorite singer of the Great American Songbook, Mary Stallings!
While still a teenager, Mary sang with Dizzy Gillespie, Ben Webster, and Cab Calloway, before becoming the featured singer with the great Count Basie Band, for the decade of her 20s.
After retiring from music to raise a family, Mary returned to singing, while in her 50s. In her first gig at the Village Vanguard, the NY Times reviewer began his review with, “Perhaps the bestjazz singer singing today…”.
Backing Mary will be an exceptional band.
Bruce Forman, one of the greatest guitarists playing today, has appeared with Ray Brown, George Cables, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and Woody Shaw, and will knock your socks off!
One of the greatest virtuoso vibraphonists, Nick Mancini, will be flying in for the gig from Tulsa!
Danny Janklow is one of the most exciting alto sax players in the country, and, though only in his 30s, has already appeared with
Drummer Clayton Cameron followed his many years playing with Sammy Davis, Jr., by spending nearly two decades backing the legendary Tony Bennett!
Your Financial Support
I encourage you to donate to the concert ahead of time, so I know I’ll have enough money to cover all the expenses. In the past, I’ve depended on passing the hat at the concert, itself, which has meant that I haven’t known whether enough money was donated until I counted the money that night, after I’ve already paid everyone.
I’m asking as many of you as possible to donate to the concert ahead of time, using the form below.
Each Jazz On The Bay concert is designed as a “block party” to celebrate life on the Peninsula. We do not post on social media, or announce the concerts outside of our email list. Our financial goal is to break even. The budget for the July 24 concert is $5,000.
For past concerts, several neighbors have generously stepped up to contribute at the $250/concert level. Those are our “Angel” supporters.
If you can afford to join the Angels, we welcome you gratefully.
For our regular supporters, I suggest a donation of $50. If $50 is too much for you, please donate what you can afford.
A donation is not required. Our goal is for everyone to have a great time, and be able to pay the artists and crew for all the joy they give us!
Questions? Just email me at: Dave@TheJazzSalon.com
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
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