Jacqui Naylor
Jacqui Naylor
The Long Game

Jacqui Naylor

NOV 26-28 | Jacqui Naylor

Nov 26 - Nov 28, 2021
Joe Henderson Lab

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Original show description below.

Vocalist and composer Jacqui Naylor returns in celebration of her eleventh and long-awaited album, The Long Game. The album and concert highlight the singer’s deeply rich and soulful voice on thoughtfully arranged material, selected in advance of the recording by her dedicated fans.

Naylor is known for her ability to skillfully interpret a diverse repertoire, bringing together music from different genres and generations. On The Long Game, ethereal jazz arrangements of rock classics from David Bowie, Peter Gabriel and Coldplay sit comfortably next to Latin treatments of standards from Kurt Weill and Charlie Chaplin. Interwoven throughout are the singer’s own compositions, written with long-time pianist, guitarist and arranger, Art Khu.  

The artist gained notoriety with an arranging technique she coined “acoustic smashing,” where she sings the lyrics and melody of a jazz standard over the groove of a well-known rock anthem or vice versa. On The Long Game, this technique can be heard as she sings “Fix You” from Coldplay while the band plays a Miles Davis-inspired “It Never Entered My Mind.”

For their return to the SFJAZZ stage, bassist Geoff Brennan and drummer Josh Jones join Naylor and Khu.

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Jacqui Naylor will perform two different shows each night of her residency, featuring music from her acclaimed album The Long Game.

Naylor is an incomparable triple threat, serving up classic covers with the best of them, delivering top-drawer originals and inspiring with the musical marriage she calls acoustic smashing.

JazzTimes

Naylor is an incomparable triple threat, serving up classic covers with the best of them, delivering top-drawer originals and inspiring with the musical marriage she calls acoustic smashing.

JazzTimes

Personnel

Jacqui Naylor vocals
Art Khu piano & guitar
Geoff Brennan bass
Josh Jones drums

Naylor excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation.

DownBeat

Personnel

Jacqui Naylor vocals
Art Khu piano & guitar
Geoff Brennan bass
Josh Jones drums

Naylor excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation.

DownBeat

Watch & Listen

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Like Someone In Love

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