Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: The Songs of Harold Arlen
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Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers: The Songs of Harold Arlen

Mar 18
Joe Henderson Lab

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 rogue’s gallery of robustly swinging soloists.

A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.

Los Angeles Times

A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.

Los Angeles Times

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