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Ladies Sing the BluesJazz at Lincoln Center Presents


October 1, 2016  ·  Zellerbach Theatre
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes

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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 love’s follies and stompin’ the blues away!

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  • Saturday, October 1 @ 8 PM



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Photo credits:
1-3: Frank Stewart
4: Courtesy Brianna Thomas