Hotplate Festival: Amy D Sings Sarah Vaughan's 'After Hours'
Amy D
SFJAZZ Hotplate

CANCELLED - Amy D

sings Sarah Vaughan's After Hours

JAN 20-23 | SFJAZZ Hotplate Festival

Jan 21, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab

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Original show description below.

The supremely soulful vocalist and Bay Area native Amy D is a leading light on the scene, blending neo-soul, jazz, and R&B into her entrancing musical signature. On the heels of her Michael Aaberg-produced debut album Like You, she makes her SFJAZZ debut with this Hotplate performance dedicated to music from the great Sarah Vaughan’s classic 1961 Roulette album After Hours.

At the peak of her creative powers in 1960, Sarah Vaughan left her contract with Mercury Records and signed to the fledgling Roulette label, releasing an impressive eleven albums during her five-year stint before returning to Mercury in 1965.

She recorded two intimate sessions during that period that set her voice against just guitar and bass accompaniment, and the first, After Hours, was a deeply romantic, ballad-heavy affair featuring hushed takes on the standards “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye,” “Great Day,” “Easy to Love,” and “In a Sentimental Mood,” backed by the sympathetic strings of bassist George Duvivier and guitarist Mundell Lowe.

Talking about the performance, Amy D says, “We are definitely hoping to highlight the romantic and understated aesthetic that Sarah put forth in After Hours.”

Prior to each performance, DJ Weekend Girl will spin a special curated vinyl DJ set that compliments this evening's music.

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Amy D says, “We are definitely hoping to highlight the romantic and understated aesthetic that Sarah put forth in After Hours.”

Neo-soul artist Amy D. puts a heartfelt flame into a blend of jazz and R&B soundscapes

Too Much Love

Neo-soul artist Amy D. puts a heartfelt flame into a blend of jazz and R&B soundscapes

Too Much Love

Personnel

Amy D. vocals
Mason Razavi guitar
Gary Brown bass
Jason Lewis drums

Bay Area native Amy D. has a voice that rings through many eras.

Grimy Goods

Personnel

Amy D. vocals
Mason Razavi guitar
Gary Brown bass
Jason Lewis drums

Bay Area native Amy D. has a voice that rings through many eras.

Grimy Goods

Watch & Listen

Sarah Vaughan

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Sarah Vaughan

Easy to Love

Sarah Vaughan

Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

Sarah Vaughan

Easy to Love

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