Pays tribute to Shirley Horn
Thenext Conference-Concert of the Autumn Genius series, presented by the Estria Quintet will take place this Friday May 1st.
On this special occasion, the jazz duo of Louise Thibault (voice) and Jonathan Gearey (guitar) will give a tribute to the magnificent singer and pianist, Shirley Horn. This artist has worked with greats such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis and Quincy Jones, among others. A brilliant musician who has had a number of difficulties in her live (such as breast cancer and diabetes), Ms. Horn decided, in the 1960’s, to interrupt her successful career in order to raise her child and to concentrate on her family. Despite these numerous challenges, however, she continued her musical career and even recorded a live album with the label Verve at the age of 70. Often compared to Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald, this wonderful singer and pianist has distinguished herself among the greatest names in jazz. Two presentations of this event will be given:
Presentation no. 1 at 11:00 am at the UU Estrie Church (201 Main St in North Hatley), followed by a light lunch.
Presentation no. 2 at 3:00 pm at the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre (9 Speid St in Lennoxville), followed by an afternoon tea.
ADMISSION IS FREE but reservations are required in order to attend as places are quite limited. This presentation will be in English. Reservations by telephone
at 819-842-1072 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org