Miss Cavassa’s distinct style is a combination of sass and sweetness — a balance which she attributes to the teachings of her influences Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, and J Dilla. The young vocalist performs regularly at top Bay Area jazz venues both with her quartet and as the frontman of the Fil Lorenz Orchestra.
September 15 at Black Cat, Gabrielle Cavassa pays homage to jazz icon Billie Holiday. Selections range from obscure tunes on early recordings to beloved standards made iconic by Holiday. Gabrielle is backed by Bay Area jazz lions Lyle Link (saxophone), Keith Saunders (piano), Giulio Cetto (bass), and Rob Mills (drums).