Rising star jazz pianist features this sequence of performances exploring how jazz continues to evolve across the decades and generations. Javier’s exceptional talents extend beyond the keyboard to captivating performance and production elements which will be showcased in this residency:
“Reviving the Golden Era of Jazz: The Old and the New Standards featuring Bay Area Jazz Divas….”
6/8- Denise Perrier – a Bay Area legend who has mesmerized audiences across the globe. Denise has earned the title “jazz diva descended from the golden era of jazz” by reimagining and reinventing classic standards.
6/9- Amy Dabalos – gracefully bridges the old standards and the new ones. She began her musical journey captivated by the freedom of jazz. Along the way, exploration of jazz, classical, r&b, and Brazilian music has sculpted her vocal artistry. Imbued with stylistic sensibilities from a unique musical upbringing, Amy’s performances shine with nostalgic, soulful elegance.
6/10- Courtney Knott – this vocal Dynamo brings the jazz sensibility to 2017 by utilizing the techniques of jazz to mold contemporary favorites into new jazz standards, much like Coltrane achieved in the adaptation of My Favorite Things decades ago. When Courtney performs at Black Cat, many guests dance in their chairs or hit the floor to dance!
Giulio Xavier (Cetto) – bass
Rodney Rocques – drums
Sam Priven – alto sax