Jazz Vocalist Jeri Brown to Release “Echoes – Live at Catalina Jazz Club” on Sept. 3rd, 2013 (2 CD set)


Album Will Coincide With
Jeri Brown’s 2013 Electric Season of Performances

Jeri Brown’s ECHOES – Live at Catalina Jazz Club is 2-disc set features a CD & DVD from her live performance at Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles. Set includes a lively evening of jazz vocals with spiritually motivated improvisation between Jeri and her talented band Clayton Cameron drums, Trevor Ware bass, Woody Woods piano, and vocal guest, Mon David.

From Brown’s signature track Nothing Else But You with classic standards I Thought About You, All the Things You Are, Afro Blue, and Look of Love to Leon Thomas’ Echoes this project provides rare interactive displays of avant-garde jazz songstress Jeri Brown, keeping the spirit of vocal jazz alive! A gem!

About Jeri Brown & Her Stellar Band

Jeri Brown has earned a reputation as one of jazz’ most outstanding “artistic” vocalists. Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes, original jazz compositions, and contemporary world themes with intense vocal improvisations, and include collaborations with diverse, legendary jazz artists. Brown is well known for performing and recording with passion and dedication. Committed to the legacy of vocal jazz, Ms. Brown’s First Ladies of Jazz Tribute performances fill the historical spectrum of classic American songbook themes with her signature vocal jazz flair.
Jeri Brown has performed or recorded with such musicians as Leon Thomas, John Hicks, Grady Tate, Kirk Lightsey, Betty Carter, Ellis Marsalis, Erik Truffaz, David Murray, D.D. Jackson, Billy Hart, Kenny Werner, Pierre Michelot, John Betsch, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Fred Hersch, Tony Suggs, Michel Donato, Winard Harper, Chico Freeman, Joe Lovano, Cyrus Chestnut, Dr. Billy Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Avery Sharpe, Rufus Reid, Gerry Gibbs, Seamus Blake and Jimmy Rowles.

Woody Woods
Pianist and conductor Woody Woods , who joins Jeri on ECHOES, was born and raised in the inner city of Los Angeles. A formidable list of ‘who’s who of vocal artists’ who Woods has collaborated with include Della Reese, Abbey Lincoln, Linda Hopkins, Carmen McRae, Barbara McNair, Lorez Alexandra, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melba Moore, Eartha Kitt, Jennifer Holiday, Billy Preston, Bobby Womack, Martha Reeves, Erykah Badu, Mel Carter, The Inkspots, Mavis Staples, Chaka Khan, The Drifters and The Platters.  Over an illustrious career with international success as composer, big band director, choral director, producer and conductor, pianist Woody Woods has served as musical director for Ms. Jeri Brown for 18 years.

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