Lavay Smith feat. Quinn Deveaux

Lavay Smith feat. Quinn Deveaux

 

Lavay Smith
& Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Quinn DeVeaux & The Quinnettes

Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Lavay Smith
The Music of Ray Charles Series: Great Americas Songbook II  

Lavay Smith feat. Quinn Deveaux

 

Lavay Smith
& Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Quinn DeVeaux & The Quinnettes

Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Quinn DeVeaux
The Music of Ray Charles Series: Great Americas Songbook II  
Almost Sold Out

The Music of Ray Charles

Who better to celebrate Ray Charles’ soulful and swinging music than saucy Ms. Smith and the jolting jazz players in the Skillet Lickers? They’re joined for this revue-style show, which covers Charles’ soul and C&W music, by the sensational singer-guitarist Quinn DeVeaux and his Raylettelike singers, the Quinettes. Treasured San Francisco chanteuse Lavay Smith brings a touch of the blues to everything she sings. Backed by her ever-grooving Skillet Lickers, with some of the Bay Area’s best musicians, Smith will put her signature sassy swing on Charles’ timeless mix of gospel, country, blues and jazz. The Skillet Lickers are led by pianist, arranger and founding member Chris Siebert, a bona fide authority on swing, jazz and blues. The band also features Danny Armstrong, a tremendous trombonist and singer, and ferocious saxophone battles between Robert Stewart and Jules Broussard, the latter a Bay Area jazz hero since the 1960s. Like the sweating gospel churches that begat the soul music of the late 50’s and 60’s, the combination of Lavay Smith, Quinn DeVeaux and Ray Charles will have the audience on their feet and feeling the spirit!

"Hands-down the best thing to come out of the jump/swing revival...the gal can sing her tail off. " — Seattle Times
"A singular ensemble that puts a soulful stamp on a huge swath of American music. " — Boston Globe
"What comes out when Quinn DeVeaux hits the mic might as well just be called joy. " — SF Weekly