Thursday, June 27, 2013

Gina Saputo live @ Steamers, June 28

This Friday, June 28, 8:30pm-12:30am, one of our favorite vocalists in the contemporary jazz scene, LA-based young diva Gina Saputo returns to Steamers Jazz Club (138 West Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA). She will be backed by Matt Politano (piano), Nate Light (bass), Ramon Banda (drums) and special guest Larry Salzman (percussion). Come share an evening of excessive music loving! Come hang out with us, call (714) 871-8800 for your RSVP.

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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