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Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith
& Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Taboo Jazz from the 30s & 40s

Saturday, March 17, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Rhythm, Booze & Reefer Madness

Great songs of the Swing Era referencing the “high life” of excess from the likes of Cab Calloway and Ella Fitzgerald.

ABOUT LAVAY SMITH:
Nobody plays classic jump-blues and jazz with more punch and authority than Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. Fronted by the sultry Smith, an alluring singer whose style draws on Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Little Esther Phillips, the band performs tasty arrangements of tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as original numbers, for fans across the United States, Canada and Europe. The seven-piece Red Hot Skillet Lickers, led by arranger and pianist Chris Siebert, features a rogue’s gallery of robustly swinging soloists who cut their teeth with everyone from Big Joe Turner to Ray Charles.

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"A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington. " — Los Angeles Times
"Hands-down the best thing to come out of the jump/swing revival...the gal can sing her tail off. " — Seattle Times