Thu, September 18, 2014
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2014-09-18 7:00 pm
Mainswing Vocal Jazz Quartet at Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Mainswing has been amazing Bay Area audiences with their vocal magic since the '80s. Performing original music and inventive vocal arrangements of standards drawn from the full spectrum of jazz, the ensemble taps into swing, Afro-Cuban, funk, and Brazilian grooves with ease and aplomb. The vocalists of Mainswing are soprano Michele Rivard; alto Mona Dena; and tenor Mark Bidelman. Steve Wilson does double-duty as the group's baritone vocalist and featured trombone soloist. Keeping Mainswing in high gear is the top-notch, veteran rhythm section of Martan Mann – piano; Dan Robbins – bass; and Michael Strunk – drums. It's vocal jazz at its very best.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320-2 Cedar Street