Soulful Legend: Jazz and blues with Barbara Morrison
August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Esperanza Community Housing in collaboration with Inspired Sound Initiative presents:
Inspired Sound at Mercado la Paloma
A Summer World Music Concert Series
Barbara Morrison is a Jazz and Blues Legend. As a Vocalist, she has been featured on two Grammy Award-nominated albums, and for a third Grammy Award-nominated album, Barbara Morrison’s Blue Lady Records served as Producer. A multi-hyphenate, Barbara Morrison is also the Founder of The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center and Founder and President of the California Jazz & Blues Museum, both located in Leimert Park, CA. Morrison also serves as an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies in the Global/Ethnomusicology Department at UCLA in Westwood, CA. Morrison performs in a wide array of genres from traditional Jazz and Blues, to Gospel and Pop. Her melodic voice, with its two-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful, and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes. Equally as striking is Morrison’s ability to belt out down-home, soul-stirring Blues. Over the course of her 60-year career, she has performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the Jazz and the Blues worlds. That list includes Legends like: Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett and Keb’ Mo. Additionally, Morrison has guest starred with the Count Basie Orchestra, The Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, and Doc Severinsen’s Big Band. This will be her return to Mercado la Paloma as a featured artist.
Q & A with world-class artists after the show.
Enjoy the cool of the evening.
Free of charge!
Produced by Yuval Ron Music for Inspired Sound Initiative, a non-profit organization, providing inspiring music and dance programming to under-served communities and youth at risk.