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Mary Stallings
SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director

Mary Stallings w/ The Bill Charlap Trio

Fri, Mar 30 2018 | 7:30 PM
Miner Auditorium
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Mary Stallings is joined on night two by one of the premier piano trios on the scene, led by GRAMMY-nominated pianist Bill Charlap, who “approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved” (Time Magazine). Charlap’s latest album is in collaboration with Tony Bennett, performing the music of Jerome Kern.

Mary Stallings is Staying in Top Form (The Mercury News)

ABOUT MARY STALLINGS
A supremely soulful jazz singer, San Francisco native Mary Stallings has appeared alongside jazz greats including Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie and the Count Basie Orchestra over her stellar career. With her supple sense of swing, blues-inflected phrasing, and gift for empathic interpretation, it’s easy to see why The New York Times declared her “perhaps the best jazz singer alive today.” Since her return to music following a nearly three-decade hiatus she has been enchanting audiences worldwide and recorded eleven sessions for Concord, MAXJAZZ and High Note, culminating in her latest High Note album, But Beautiful, featuring longtime accompanist and piano star Eric Reed. Stallings has a long history with SFJAZZ, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2011 Gala, performing the opening song during the historic Opening Night concert at the SFJAZZ Center.

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Since her return to music following a nearly three-decade hiatus she has been enchanting audiences worldwide.

Soul is a quality that can’t be bought or borrowed, faked or sold, which probably explains why Mary Stallings has emerged once again as one of the most distinctive and compelling jazz singers on the scene.

DownBeat

Soul is a quality that can’t be bought or borrowed, faked or sold, which probably explains why Mary Stallings has emerged once again as one of the most distinctive and compelling jazz singers on the scene.

DownBeat

Personnel

Mary Stallings vocals
Bill Charlap piano
Peter Washington bass
Kenny Washington drums

When he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. The tune rises, falls, disappears and resurfaces in new forms as Charlap ranges over the keyboard with nimble, crisply swinging lines, subtly layered textures, dense chords and spiky interjections.

Time Magazine

Personnel

Mary Stallings vocals
Bill Charlap piano
Peter Washington bass
Kenny Washington drums

When he sits down to play, the result is an embrace, an act of possession. The tune rises, falls, disappears and resurfaces in new forms as Charlap ranges over the keyboard with nimble, crisply swinging lines, subtly layered textures, dense chords and spiky interjections.

Time Magazine

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Mary Stallings & Eric Reed

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Mary Stallings

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