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Kandace Springs with opener, vibraphonist Sasha Berliner

Thu, Feb 24 -
Sun, Feb 27, 2022




$36.50 ($6.00 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

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KNKX and Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley welcome vocalist and pianist Kandace Springs with special guest opener vibraphonist, composer and educator Sasha Berliner. Band members are: Kandace Springs (Rhodes, piano, vocals), Caylen Bryant (bass, bg vocals) and Taylor Moore (drums, bg vocals). Show times Thursday and Sunday at 7:30pm. Show times Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm Thursday and 5:30pm Friday - Sunday.

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World-renowned Blue Note/Capitol recording artist Kandace Springs just dropped a new album entitled My Name Is Sheeba. It’s a time capsule of songs she recorded in 2007, written by her father, the late great Scat Springs.

Kandace Spring’s prior release (2020) The Women Who Raised Me is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. The album featured her unique interpretations of songs that she first heard growing up in Tennessee, and ranges from such classic icons as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, through 60’s legends Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, and up to modern masters such as Sade and Lauryn Hill.

The Women Who Raised Me reunites Kandace with Larry Klein, Grammy legend and producer of her brilliant debut LP Soul Eyes. In addition, a stellar cast of guest artists has joined with Kandace to make this album a truly special experience. Norah Jones sings a duet with her on the classic ballad “Angel Eyes”. David Sanborn blows a searing solo on the iconic “I Put A Spell On You”, while superstar bassist Christian McBride drops in for a sizzling bass/vocal duet on “Devil May Care”. And the list continues, with memorable contributions from jazz luminaries Chris Potter on sax, Avishai Cohenon trumpet, and rising new star Elena Pinderhughes on flute.

“Citing Nina Simone as her inspiration, Springs evinces a similarly powerful beauty, a satin ‘n sinew verve, though her soul-infused sound more strongly suggests Cassandra Wilson by way of Whitney Houston.” ~ JazzTimes

But at the center as always is Kandace’s unique piano style and soul-drenched vocals, and never has the Nashville native sounded so at home in the studio. “I felt so comfortable singing these songs, they are like old friends, and with such great musicians around me I knew we would make magic. I’m so proud of what we did, it’s the best album I’ve ever made."

Sasha Berliner a musician, composer, producer from San Francisco, CA. “A young mallet master” – JazzTimes Post graduation, Sasha’s music work remains primarily based in New York City. In addition to performing internationally with her own project, Sasha Berliner Azalea, her recent notable performances and recordings have been with musicians such as Tyshawn Sorey, Nicholas Payton, and Quincy Davis. She is an endorsing artist for Vater and Marimba One, and is a faculty member at the MalletLab percussion intensive, where she gives masterclasses and clinics. She has also lead masterclasses and Q&As at esteemed universities like MSU Denver and Berklee College of Music.

Sasha’s full-length debut album, Azalea, is available for purchase on Bandcamp, iTunes, and Amazon, and for streaming on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music. It has since been nominated for JazzTimes 2019 Readers’ Poll’s “Best New Release”, featured by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the New York Times, and has been described by critics as “shimmering and thoughtful” (Kassel, TIDAL), “gleefully exploring various genres and headspaces” (Tremblay, CTEBCM.

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