Friday, June 18, 2010

From Jobim to Beatles: Jazz diva Gina Saputo is back @ Steamers tonite, June 18

TONITE FRI, JUNE 18 8:30P-1A $8
One of our favorite vocalists in the contemporary jazz scene, LA-based young diva Gina Saputo is back @ Steamers this Friday, after a great performance there last May 28. She will be supported by Gary Matsumoto (piano), Dave Miller (bass), Evan Stone (drums) & guest Larry Salzman (percussion). You go girl!

8:30pm-1am $8
RSVP highly recommended 714-871-8800

Steamers Jazz Club and Cafe
138 W. Commonwealth Ave
Fullerton, CA 92832

As far as repertoire goes, Gina - who usually writes the setlist by hand about an hour before the show - will probably delight us with such gems as "I’ve never been in love before," "Fool on the hill," "When the world was young," "They can’t take that away from me," "Bye bye blackbird," "Exactly like you" and Jobim's bossa nova anthem "Chega de saudade" that she likes to sing in Portuguese, scatting and phrasing in a very creative way, sometimes sounds like the missing link between Carmen, Basia (check his own groovy "Explain," on which she also emulates Billie), Flora and Tierney. Not to be missed.

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