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Ella Sang the Blues with Brianna Thomas

The Appel Room 2018-19 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Sep 14 • Sat, Sep 15

Soulful vocalist Brianna Thomas recreates Ella Fitzgerald’s These are the Blues, the only all-blues album Fitzgerald ever released. Thomas is a versatile and commanding young singer oozing with personality, and when it comes to the blues she is the definition of a “showstopper.” For one of the most powerful current examples of the blues, don’t miss Brianna Thomas and her A-list band performing tunes like “St. Louis Blues” and “Hear Me Talkin’ to Ya” in Ella Sang the Blues.


Diane Schuur Sings Basie

The Appel Room 2018-19 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Nov 2 • Sat, Nov 3

Diane Schuur is a singer, pianist, and all-around entertainer with a big voice and an even bigger personality. Tonight she’ll be performing tunes from Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra, which earned Schuur her second Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Schuur will be joined by the Riley Mulherkar Big Band, playing authentic, original Count Basie charts. With songs such as “Everyday (I Have the Blues),” “Them There Eyes,” and “Deedles’ Blues,” Basie’s unstoppable swing is coming to The Appel Room.


Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour starring CĂ©cile McLorin Salvant

The Appel Room 2018-19 Season • 7:00PM, 9:30PM

Fri, Mar 15 • Sat, Mar 16

This Appel Room performance kicks off the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 60th Anniversary Tour, and it features six of today’s most remarkable young jazz talents: vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, trumpeter Bria Skonberg, saxophonist Melissa Aldana, drummer Jamison Ross, bassist Yasushi Nakamura, and music director and pianist Christian Sands. The stars of tomorrow are here tonight.