Swing classic: Annie Sellick
Annie Sellick is a singer in the old style, which is to say you can hear some Sarah Vaughan, some Carmen McRae, even some Anita O’Day, when she performs love songs, especially in blues form. The fact that she’s based in Nashville also says something good about her music. There’s a video at www.anniesellick.com recorded with pianist Gerald Clayton’s trio at the Gene Harris Jazz Festival in Boise that captures her warmth, her pitch and invention, and her ability to swing without effort but with plenty of personality. You can hear her at 6 p. m. on Wednesday, July 9, as part of St. John’s College’s Music on the Hill series. The free concert takes place on the college’s athletic field (1160 Camino de Cruz Blanca). Call 505-984-6000 or visit www.sjc. edu/events-and-programs. — B.K.