with Grant Levin, piano
Chris Amberger, bassÂ Â Â Â Mark Lee, drums
Vocalist Denise PerrierÂ was born in Louisiana, and moved with her family to the Bay Area at the age of five. She’s had a thirty-year career performing locally and touring Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Along the way, she’s been dubbed “The Voice with a Heart.”
Jazz Times magazine reviewer Harvey Siders — speaking of the record she recorded with sax legend Houston Person and Tammy Hall on piano — noted that “Ms Perrier boasts a gorgeous instrument; call it a burnished contralto. Â When she sustains a tone, it remains unswerving. Yet when she decides to go for a high note…she can leap an octave with ease and vocal strength. She swings freely, improvising intelligently and showing no need to rely on scat. Â And bless her, you can understand each syllable of the lyrics.”
Come enjoy the talents of one of the Bay Area’s premier vocalists!
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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