RHEA MAKIARIS with speacial guest SUZANNA SMITH at SECOND SATURDAY SALON
Second Saturday Salon is delighted to host San Diego-based vocalist Rhea Makiaris. We were introduced to Rhea by our own musical director, Suzanna Smith. The two vibrant singers combine talents for a night of music spanning R&B gems, the Great American Songbook, ukuleles(!) and their original compositions. They will be joined by the wonderfully inventive Lee Bloom on piano.
We are one of the first stops on Rhea's West Coast tour and this is sure to be a boisterous and fun event an opportunity to hear a new talent and a chance to see Suzanna perform in a new context.
With a honey voice and a yen for old school R&B, Rhea Makiaris transports her listeners back to a golden age of music. Her sound has been described as reminiscent of the greats: the clear, perfect pitch of Ella; the raw attitude of Janice; infectious energy of Tina and the soul of her own personal divine being: Aretha. Her vocal style incorporates jazz, soul, gospel and blues with Rhea finding inspiration from singers such as Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, Etta James, and Sam Cooke.
Suzanna Smith is "a jazz singer with sass and style to spare" (San Francisco Examiner). Known for her golden tone, innate sense of swing, and irresistible charm, she brings classic jazz standards to life. But her original compositions, along with new lyrics penned to traditional instrumental jazz songs, are the heart of her most engaging performances.
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2 Greenbank Avenue
Oakland, CA 94611
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