Thu, June 8, 2017
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2017-06-08 8:30 pm
Nicolas Bearde Quartet at SFJAZZ Center
All About Jazz says, " Bearde's buttery-baritone are equal parts Lou Rawls and Johnny Hartman with a trace of Nat King Cole. Nicolas' enticing collection of jazz and blues standards covers a wide range of material and speaks volumes about his diverse musical influences. He has released 5 superb albums, one of which is his "Live at Yoshi's - A Salute to Lou" - a live show that traces the life and music of this legendary, Grammy-winning vocalist, Lou Rawls. Bearde conjures up Lou's spirit in songs, from the early blues, jazz and classic monologues, to the hugely popular R&B hits that helped make Lou Rawls world-famous. Lou was the quintessential jazz storyteller renowned for his silky-smooth, soulful vocals and engaging, humorous stories about life on the street. His timeless music comes alive in Bearde's vivid and affectionate salute.
SFJAZZ Center, 201 Franklin Street