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Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

The Songs of Harold Arlen

Sunday, March 18, 6:00pm · 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

Lavay Smith

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Songs by the iconic American composer who came to fame as writer of the standards “Over the Rainbow,” “Stormy Weather,” “Let’s Fall in Love,” and more.

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