Legacy of Jazz Concert Series

In the Still of the Night: An Evening of Cole Porter

Thursday, June 22, 2023

In the Still of the Night: An Evening of Cole Porter featuring renowned jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford and pianist Christian Tamburr

Carmen Bradford 

Carmen Bradford is jazz royalty, a four-time Grammy Award nominee (most recently in 2022, for “Live At Birdland — The Count Basie Orchestra with Carmen Bradford”) and the recipient of the Los Angeles Jazz Society’s Jazz Vocalist Award. With her body of work, which reflects her vast experience, versatility, and technical brilliance, she has carved out her place in jazz history, and she continues to contribute to the preservation of this uniquely American art form.

She was discovered and hired by William “Count” Basie when she was just 22; she went on to be the featured vocalist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra for nine years and has continued to perform with them regularly throughout her career. All four of her Grammy Award nominations are for albums with the Count Basie Orchestra, including two in the 1980s and a third, “Big Boss Band,” with guitarist George Benson. (She and Benson performed the classic duet, “How Do You Keep the Music Playing,” on the Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.) The fourth is this year’s “Live At Birdland.”

Bradford has performed and/or recorded with Patti Austin, Tony Bennett, George Benson, Shelly Berg, James Brown, Benny Carter, Dori Caymmi, John Clayton and the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Freddie Cole, Lena Horne, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Jeremy Monteiro, and countless other artists around the world.

Christian Tamburr 

Christian Tamburr is an internationally renowned vibraphonist, pianist, composer and arranger with touring and performances in over 67 countries around the world. Downbeat Magazine recognized him with the “Outstanding Solo Jazz Performance” award and is a 5-Time “Critics Choice Top Rising Star” award recipient on vibraphone. He leads the critically acclaimed Christian Tamburr Quintet, which performs regularly venues such as at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Newport Jazz Festival and venues throughout Asia, Europe and the UAE.

Ruggero Piano is the Official Piano Sponsor of The Legacy of Jazz Series at The Cary.
∼ The Legacy of Jazz Series at The Cary is produced by Musical Director Christian Tamburr ∼

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