Kandace Springs
Kandace Springs
The Women Who Raised Me

Kandace Springs

FEB 16-19 | WEEK OF LOVE

Feb 16, 2023
Miner Auditorium
ThuFeb 16
7:30 PM

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“A bewitching amalgam of Dusty Springfield’s caliginous, cream-filled soulfulness and Nancy Wilson’s sensual sophistication, with distinct shades of Michael Jackson” (JazzTimes), the stunning soul jazz singer Kandace Springs presents music from her latest Blue Note release, The Women Who Raised Me, joined by master drummer Camille Gainer and Oakland-born bassist Aneesa Strings, a former SFJAZZ High School All-Star known for work with José James.

Springs first gained national attention with her 2014 self-titled EP, a hip-hop inflected project that led to performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals, and an invitation to perform with Prince at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. While elated by these opportunities, she started rethinking her musical direction and gravitated toward the jazz and soul-based sounds of her Nashville upbringing.

Reuniting with GRAMMY-winner Larry Klein, who produced her stunning debut Soul Eyes, Springs chose to honor the women whose music was such an inspiration during her early life.
Working with Klein (whose credits include albums by Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, and Herbie Hancock), The Women Who Raised Me is a loving tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Dusty Springfield, featuring Springs’ lustrous voice and deft piano accompanied by heavyweight players Christian McBride, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, and Elena Pinderhughes.

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The Women Who Raised Me is a loving tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Dusty Springfield, featuring Springs’ lustrous voice and deft piano accompanied by heavyweight players.

Mentored by Prince, the Nashville-born Springs studied the greats – Ella, Billie, Nina –but has emerged with a unique pop-jazz sound that owes no debts

JazzTimes

Mentored by Prince, the Nashville-born Springs studied the greats – Ella, Billie, Nina –but has emerged with a unique pop-jazz sound that owes no debts

JazzTimes

Personnel

Kandace Springs vocals
Camille Gainer drums
Anessa Strings bass

She has a rare ability that can’t be taught – to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.

JazzTimes on Kandace Springs

Personnel

Kandace Springs vocals
Camille Gainer drums
Anessa Strings bass

She has a rare ability that can’t be taught – to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.

JazzTimes on Kandace Springs

Watch & Listen

Kandace Springs (feat. Christian McBride)

Devil May Care

Kandace Springs (feat. Avishai Cohen)

I Can't Make You Love Me

Kandace Springs (feat. Christian McBride)

Devil May Care

Kandace Springs (feat. Avishai Cohen)

I Can't Make You Love Me

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