One of the today’s finest jazz singers, Carmen Lundy is appearing at Harris Center/Three Stages on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 and 9 p.m.
Lundy is joined by Patrice Rushen on piano, Daryl Hall on bass and Jamison Ross on drums to complete her quartet.
Lundy began her professional career as a jazz vocalist and composer when there were very few young, gifted and aspiring jazz vocalists on the horizon.
Three decades later, Lundy is celebrated throughout the world for her vocal artistry and is highly regarded for her jazz innovation. Her contribution of more than 60 self-penned compositions now comprises the New Jazz Songbook.
Having recorded 12 albums as a leader, Lundy has also performed and recorded with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper and the late Kenny Kirkland.
Lundy’s 2005 release, the critically acclaimed “Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid,” features some of the jazz world’s best known musicians paying tribute to Lundy.
As a composer, Lundy’s catalogue numbers more than 60 published songs, one of the few jazz vocalists in history to accomplish such a distinction, and has led to the first publication of the Carmen Lundy Songbook (2007).
Tickets are $29 and $39. Students with ID are $12 and are available online at harriscenter.net or from the Harris Center ticket office at 916-608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time.
Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located at 10 College Parkway in Folsom.