Paula West
Paula West
Holiday Celebration

Paula West

DEC 1-4 | SFJAZZ HOLIDAY CONCERTS

Dec 04, 2022
Miner Auditorium
SunDec 4
7:00 PM

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Paula West, an artist JazzTimes calls “the finest jazz-cabaret singer around,” presents a timely program of holiday favorites delivered in her singular style.

The San Francisco jazz treasure is not the kind of singer who uses her voice like an instrument, improvising long scat solos. West prefers to work around the edges of a melody, stretching a word here or clipping a phrase there so that each piece sounds as if it was written with her voice in mind. When not enthralling Bay Area audiences, West has become a Manhattan fixture, earning New York Nightlife Awards for “Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist.” In 2013, trumpet luminary Wynton Marsalis recruited her to sing the lead role in the reprise of his Pulitzer Prize-winning opus Blood On the Fields. Adding to her allure is West’s reputation as a song sleuth who has uncovered startlingly effective jazz vehicles amidst the work of Sonny Bono, Jimmy Webb and the Rolling Stones. She’s released four stunning albums since settling in the Bay Area in the late 1980s, and has become a true San Francisco musical treasure.

For this festive Sunday Holiday concert, West and her excellent band perform a selection of Christmas classics old and not-so-old, celebrating the season with joy and warmth.

West and her excellent band perform a rare Christmas-themed concert featuring classics like “Santa Baby,” “Winter Wonderland” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.”

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Annoyed by Christmas music? Paula West's first holiday show could be the one for you (SF Chronicle DateBook)

Paula West is, quite simply, the finest jazz-cabaret singer around. All of her albums deserve pride of place in any discerning listener's library.

JazzTimes

Paula West is, quite simply, the finest jazz-cabaret singer around. All of her albums deserve pride of place in any discerning listener's library.

JazzTimes

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