Ladies of Jazz
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Crystal Miller, Stephanie Adlington, and Wendy Burns join together with some of Nashville’s Top Jazz musician greats: Chris Brown, Melvin Macias, Jimmy Sullivan, and Aaron Lessard to help “Sustain the Swing”, a live stream only event.
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Crystal Miller will move you with the music that moves her. That’s why, when you hear Crystal, you hear the combination of ALL of her musical experiences. When asked which genre of music she prefers, she’ll tell you, “That’s like asking a woman to choose one favorite pair of shoes–It’s VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE!!–different genres speak to me for different reasons”–like the memories of the R&B, Pop and Rock of her youth, to the stories and harmonies of Country and Bluegrass that she has sung with bands like Diane King and Littlestone, to the impassioned lyrics and sensual, soul-affirming rhythms of the Latin music that she now sings with the Marcela Pinilla Band. Combining those beats and rhythms with the jazz sensibilities learned during her time as a student at the Nashville Jazz Workshop, as well as singing with her Jazz fathers, the EZ Jazz Quartet, is Crystal’s current passion. Music lovers will surely enjoy their favorites and be introduced to new faves, when Crystal Miller and her band perform.
Since the age of 9 years old, vocalist and flutist Wendy Burns of Nashville TN has studied and performed songs from the 1940’s Jazz Big Band era. She has been described as having a unique voice that fits the era. She has also performed on the Grand Ole Opry and has sessioned and performed with many of the Nashville Classic Country greats. With a deep passion for Jazz Standards, and as a hopeless romantic, she believes there’s beauty in staying true to the melodies as they were written. Her set list includes the songs of the “Great American Songbook”. Her influences are Judy Garland, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrew Sisters, and Helen Forrest, to name a few.
Stephanie Adlington, otherwise known as, “The Siren Of The South”, is a working singer, songwriter, actor, and vocal coach. Born and raised in Grafton, WV, Miss Stephanie is a graduate of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, England, and also attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and (pre-college) Carnegie Melon University in Pittsburgh, PA. While in London, Stephanie recorded with the folk-rock band Renaissance, which produced three critically acclaimed international albums. Known for her unique vocal styling, an evening with Miss Stephanie carries her audience back to the prohibition era – a scandalous rendezvous in a wicked speakeasy, where swagger goes and bourbon flows. Her show titled, “The Jazz, Pearls, and Bourbon Review” is a throwback to the glorious days of old school jazz: think top-shelf juke joint meets Southern hospitality. Drink in an infusion of bourbon, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, and Fats Waller and you just sidled up to the bar next to, “The Siren Of The South”.
809 Gleaves Street, Nashville, TN 37203(Neighborhood: SoBro)