Ladies Sing the BluesJazz at Lincoln Center Presents
October 1, 2016 · Zellerbach Theatre
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas and Charenee Wade channel the liberated spirits and pioneering vocalizations of four 1920s blues divas: Bessie Smith (the Empress of the Blues); Mamie Smith (the Queen of the Blues); Ma Rainey (the Mother of the Blues); and legendary stage and screen icon, Ethel Waters. Backed by a seven-piece band, the ladies demonstrate the ageless relevance of this important genre in American music, tackling loves follies and stompin the blues away!
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- Saturday, October 1 @ 8 PM
1-3: Frank Stewart
4: Courtesy Brianna Thomas