FRIDAY, MAY 16 – 8:30pm
MARRIOTT HARPER, INC
THE ROYAL ROOM
5000 Rainier Ave South
Whitney James & Company with Bill Anschell on piano, Geoff Harper on bass, D’Vonne Lewis on drums, LaRue Nickeslon on guitar, Jeremy Powell on tenor saxophone.
For their show at The Royal Room James will be presenting some classic jazz standards along with what she calls “new standards” modern popular music that has been flipped on its head, reharmonized and jazz-i-fied. Join us for a truly inspiring and energetic evening of jazz with this new voice in jazz music.
Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theater and opera before falling in love with jazz at a young age, and her theatrical background has served her well. James was born in Chicago but grew up in Los Gatos, CA and moved to Seattle to attend Cornish College of the Arts where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Her debut CD The Nature of Love spent 16 weeks on the National Jazz Charts and received critical acclaim from US and International Jazz Press. In 2012, Whitney was one of thirteen jazz musicians heralded as “Legends in the Making” and was featured on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz: Rising Stars on NPR radio hosted by Jon Weber. To hear Whitney sing and read more about her, visit www.whitneyjames.com .
Marriot Harper Inc.
Marriot Harper Inc. opens the night, with Tom Marriott on trumpet, Geoff Harper on bass, Steve Moore on keys/trombone and Mike Stone on drums.