Bake’s Place is proud to announce that vocalist Nancy Kelly and guest artist tenor saxophonist Houston Person will be recording a live CD on November 22 and 23.
Accompanying them are three of Seattle’s finest musicians; Randy Halberstadt (piano) Jeff Johnson (bass), and Gary Hobbs (drums).
“Nancy Kelly is the consummate entertainer and the ultimate jazz vocalist, she scats properly and with authority. I will say without the slightest degree of hesitation, that Miss Kelly is the best female jazz singer that I have ever heard, bar none….I repeat, bar none.” – John GIlbert, JazzReview.com
Wrote Gary Giddens in the Village Voice, “I have always admired Houston Person for his huge tone, bluff humor, and pointed obbligato…Person lucidly rides the beat with figures you think you’ve heard but haven’t. These are not recycled licks or clichés; they simply seem familiar, like family… gray hair aside, Person is unchanged, an unmoved mover of certain jazz essentials.”
This formidable duo combined their considerable forces once before on Kelly’s CD “Born To Swing” (Amherst, 2006), with Person proving to ” the perfect foil for [Kelly’s] sassy vocals.”
For more information, visit http://bakesplace.org or call 425-391-3335.