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JAZZ ROOTS: Cool Velvet: Vanessa Williams with special guest Christian McBride Trio
Vanessa Williams is one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today! She has sold over 7 million albums worldwide, including her #1 jazz album, The Real Thing.
Williams has conquered a number of charts. Her critically acclaimed work in film, television, recordings and on the Broadway stage has been recognized by every major industry award affiliation including 4 Emmy nominations, 17 Grammy nominations (of which 11 were for her individually), a Tony nomination, 3 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, 7 NAACP Image Awards and 3 International Press Academy Satellite Awards. Vanessa Williams will lead her acclaimed 7-piece ensemble which has toured the world with her.
Opening the show is the 4-time Grammy Award-winning bassist, Christian McBride fronting his renowned trio. Powered by a relentless energy and a boundless love of swing, McBride’s career is now blazing into its third decade. He has arranged and played with some of the greatest musicians including Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, James Brown, Sting and many others!