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Doors at 6:30 pm | show at 7 pm
Jazz tribute to Grammy-winning jazz songstress Nancy Wilson featuring D’Monet (vocalist), Darryl Sanford (piano), Carl Casperson (acoustic bass), Jonathan Bass (guitar), Mike Assad (drums).
The Crosstown Jazz Series, presented by Strictly Jazz Entertainment in collaboration with Crosstown Arts, is designed to salute classic jazz music as contemporary musicians perform the work of the legends.
Nancy Wilson (born February 20, 1937) is an American singer with more than seventy albums, and three Grammy Awards.
How an artist starts a journey can say a lot about their destination; belting out melodies from the womb is a divine beginning. The classically trained voice known as D’Monet cannot be defined as a Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, or Pop singer … but she has redefined the meaning of the traditional soul artist.
D’Monet allows you to travel on contorted twists of loves’ successes and failures, all while exercising her massive vocal prowess. Nurturing her vocal gifts from the tender age of 4, along with developing her ear for the piano by 7, she now is a seasoned veteran.
D’Monet has shared her soul from New York to Los Angeles, but it’s only natural she makes Memphis, Tennessee the home of her “Futuristic Soul.” As D’Monet inspires those within her artistic circle, she soaks inspiration from classic triple threat artists, such as Anita Baker, Oleta Adams, Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Stevie Wonder and Rachelle Ferrell.
D’Monet has a gift for building bridges between a song and her audience, crossing cultural and musical genres. This elegant songstress approaches each note with a sophisticated passion, which leaves the listener addicted and wanting more. D’Monet’s recordings can only be matched by her live performances in various venues around Memphis, TN. She has been featured on numerous stages and sets, and her sound has allowed her to branch out across several genres.
She was honored to perform as the special guest for Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit in 2012. Having shared the stage with Soul Crooner Eric Roberson, and also having a brief stint as a background singer for Blackstreet’s Dave Hollister, D’Monet has become a musical mainstay, particularly in the city of Memphis. In 2011, D’Monet was featured on Markevius Faulkner‘s hit single “Day One,” which received major radio airplay on WHAL-FM’S 95.7 Hallelujah FM. In the wake of “Day One”’s success, D’Monet released her debut single, “Oooh Baby (Got Your Back).” Her quest to continue along her musical journey is just beginning.
About Strictly Jazz Entertainment:
Strictly Jazz Entertainment is committed to cultivating a growing community in the knowledge and appreciation of jazz. We facilitate dialogue and collaboration between the devoted supporters of jazz and the brand new constituents – those new to the genre – for the furthering of the jazz community. We provide a bridge between leading artists and a community that typically does not embrace jazz by promoting concerts in various venues to generate an atmosphere that is viable for the absorption of pure jazz.