Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio

Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio

Mary Stallings

with the Bill Charlap Trio

Friday, October 26, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Mary Stallings
Bill Plays, Mary Sings Series: SFJAZZ Members Only  

Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio

Mary Stallings

with the Bill Charlap Trio

Friday, October 26, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Bill Charlap
Bill Plays, Mary Sings Series: SFJAZZ Members Only  

Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio

Mary Stallings

with the Bill Charlap Trio

Friday, October 26, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Mary Stallings
Bill Plays, Mary Sings Series: Soulful Singers  

Mary Stallings & Bill Charlap Trio

Mary Stallings

with the Bill Charlap Trio

Friday, October 26, 8:00pm
at Herbst Theatre

Bill Charlap
Bill Plays, Mary Sings Series: Soulful Singers  

The 7PM performance is SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the 9:30PM performance.

Mary Stallings with the Bill Charlap Trio

Each generation, it seems, discovers Mary Stallings anew. A supremely soulful jazz singer, the San Francisco native has appeared alongside jazz greats including Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie and the Count Basie Orchestra. With her supple sense of swing, blues-inflected phrasing, and gift for empathic interpretation, it’s easy to see why The New York Times declared “perhaps the best jazz singer alive today is a woman almost everybody seems to have missed.” Not SFJAZZ, however, where Stallings has performed many times over the years. In fact, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2011 Gala. For the Herbst date she’s paired with world-class pianist Bill Charlap, in a project that both have eagerly anticipated. Charlap has established himself as one of the most respected keyboardists in jazz and leader of a truly telepathic trio with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington. The extraordinary pairing of Stallings and Charlap promises an evening of rare beauty — and one you can only find at SFJAZZ.

Artist Personnel

Mary Stallings vocals
Bill Charlap piano
Peter Washington bass
Kenny Washington drums

"Soul is a quality that can’t be bought or borrowed, faked or sold, which probably explains why Mary Stallings has emerged once again as one of the most distinctive and compelling jazz singers on the scene. " — DownBeat
"Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved... when he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. " — Time