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Tiffany Austin Quintet
Thu, Jul 14, 2016, 12:30pm – 1:30pmFree
The West Coast’s fastest rising jazz vocalist, Tiffany Austin combines an ever-growing command of the jazz tradition with a deep love for old-school and contemporary R&B. Her 2015 debut album Nothing But Soul earned rave reviews for her bold recasting of Hoagy Carmichael standards. Then she triumphed in New York when alto sax legend John Handy featured her at the three-night celebration of his career-making 1965 Monterey Jazz Festival performance. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law, Austin decided to forgo a career as a lawyer to focus on music, her true passion, and she’s been raising the bar ever since.
The Tiffany Austin Quintet delivers a fiery blend of blues and classic swing drawing from the works of Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and other jazz luminaries. Vocalist Tiffany Austin will be joined by Sly Randolph (drums), David Ewell (bass), Grant Levin (piano), and Dr. Mitch Butler (trombone).