Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
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Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers
Celebrate the Holidays

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Dec 19 - Dec 22, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuDec 19
7:00 PM

$35

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ThuDec 19
8:30 PM

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FriDec 20
7:00 PM

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FriDec 20
8:30 PM

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SatDec 21
7:00 PM

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SatDec 21
8:30 PM

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SunDec 22
6:00 PM

$35

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SunDec 22
7:30 PM

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“A singular ensemble that puts a soulful stamp on a huge swath of American music” (Boston Globe), Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers bring a rollicking celebration of the holidays, performing timeless songs of the season with their joyous, dance-ready approach that blends swinging jump-blues and classic jazz.

Formed in 1986 and fronted by the sultry Smith, an alluring singer whose bluesy, brassy style draws on Dinah Washington and Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday and Little Esther Phillips, the band is known worldwide for tasty arrangements of tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s, as well as their finely crafted original compositions.

Under the leadership of arranger and pianist Chris Siebert, the eight-piece ensemble features a rogue’s gallery of robustly swinging soloists from around the Bay Area who cut their teeth with everyone from Big Joe Turner to Ray Charles. They’ve released a trio of fine albums on Smith’s own Fat Note label, covering the gamut of legendary composers including Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Irving Berlin, and Harold Arlen.

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Get ready for the holidays with these swing-heavy nights that will raise the roof and put you in the spirit.

Hands-down the best thing to come out of the jump/swing revival... the gal can sing her tail off.

Seattle Times

Hands-down the best thing to come out of the jump/swing revival... the gal can sing her tail off.

Seattle Times

Watch & Listen

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

It Don’t Mean a Thing

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

It Don’t Mean a Thing