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With a career spanning six decades, Blossom Dearie’s recordings are still delighting a loyal following of music lovers and fellow musicians. Bill Evans, Annie Ross, John Lennon and Miles Davis were just some of her fans. The combination of her unpretentious vocal delivery and remarkably tasteful piano accompaniment made her music ethereal, understated, impressive and bold, all at the same time. Blossom Dearie performed in a variety of places from the small Jazz clubs and cabarets of Paris, London and NYC, to concert audiences at Carnegie Hall. She recorded many songs of the Great American Songbook (including the lesser known gems), was one of the voices of the Grammy nominated “Schoolhouse Rock” album, and went on to write and record original material with many artists such as Johnny Mercer, Michel Legrand and Sting.

Vocalist Sharon Sable and pianist Joe Holt will honor the unique voice, extraordinary piano accompaniment and remarkable repertoire and career of this beloved jazz icon, Blossom Dearie.

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Sharon Sable is one of the region’s most beloved interpreters of song. The award winning vocalist’s musical journey has taken her from recording with international pop stars such as Pink, to performing regularly with the region’s finest jazz musicians, and even recently sharing the stage with the legendary Stevie Wonder at an impromptu performance in Philadelphia, PA. Though Dearie’s singing was one of a kind, Sharon’s delivery is reminiscent of Blossom’s sincere, witty and exquisite vocal prowess.

Joe Holt is a luminary pianist known for his imaginative, whimsical improvisations, as well as being a sensitive accompanist and collaborator. Joe is best described not with a stylistic label but by his engaging improvisational performances; in and for the moment, creating a space for all in the audience to join him. Jazz fans will appreciate Joe, but so will those for whom “jazz” may not be so appealing.   Also joining will be Mary Lou Newnam (sax and flute) and Tom Baldwin (acoustic bass)


March 24
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$35 – $40


Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
226 N High Street
West Chester, PA 19380 United States
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