Jazz in all its many forms is the focus of Celebrate Jazz!, to be held Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. at Lake Union Café, a dazzling event venue overlooking Lake Union. Popular jazz favorites as well as original music composed just for the evening will be on the program. Billed as a night of whimsy, many concert-goers will be dressed in their favorite Art Deco-style costumes, and some unexpected guests will provide a few surprises. A dance floor beckons; light refreshments will be served.
Performing that evening will be virtuoso jazz vocalist Nancy Erickson, one of the most sought-after singers working in Seattle jazz today. Also on the concert program will be the talented Naémi-Eve Pomarede, a teenage piano superstar from Paris whose amazing musicality belies her years.
Composers for Celebrate Jazz! are Nan Avant, Barry Dowsett, Eric Goetz, Tim Huling and Glenna Burmer. Huling will also conduct an orchestra of hand-picked musicians that are a who’s who of Seattle jazz.