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Davina and The Vagabonds

Tue, Sep 7 -
Wed, Sep 8, 2021




$32.50 ($6 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



KBCS 91.3 and Dimitriou's Jazz Alley present the return of Minneapolis-based bluesy lounge music with a 21st century twist, Davina and The Vagabonds on tour in support of their latest release Sugar Drops. Show times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night. Band members: Davina Lozier (vocals/piano), Zack Lozier (trumpet/vocals), Connor McRae Hammergren (drums/vocals), Andrew Foreman (upright bass) and Matthew Hanzelka (trombone).

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"Backed by brass, B3 organ and the barroom jazz of a well-tested road band, Davina Sowers creates her own Americana mishmash — a little Amy Winehouse-worthy neo-soul, a little Great American Songbook-influenced songcraft: this is bluesy, old-school lounge music with a 21st century twist, led by a frontwoman whose voice and vigor have earned the Vagabonds quite a following overseas." - Rolling Stone

"She purrs and growls, whispers and wails. Sweet and seductive one moment, she’s in your face the next, and then she makes you laugh. Her voice is a complex, expressive, flexible instrument made of sugar and grit." – Pamela Espeland, MinnPost

"Davina Sowers' classically trained right fingers shimmy down the piano keys and meet up with an insistent boogie-woogie bass. Then she reveals her other musical talent: a sassy, salty, sweet voice that’s childlike at the top, husky at the bottom." – NPR / Marc Silver 2011 "Song of The Day" Choice song LipstickandChrome

On her latest release: “SUGAR DROPS is a distillation of bluesy barroom baritone and bravado, graveyard jazz grooves, and noir-ish confessional lyricism backed by boisterous piano, guitar, and strings. Eclectic, engaging and instilled with a deep respect and knowledge for the Great American Songbook, SUGAR DROPS is the actualization of longstanding intent for Davina.” – NewJerseyStage.com

With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band draws from the last 100 years of American music, and is converting audiences one show at a time. So much more than just a blues act, DATV's shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina's voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice. Sowers is a true original.

"(Davina and The Vagabonds) They dare to be different.Davina zips to near impossible heights in a divine declaration of romance" -DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

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