Kristen Lee Sergeant featuring Ted Nash
We are pleased to welcome, from New York City, vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant and Grammy Award Winning saxophonist Ted Nash. Backed by Milwaukee's Own: Mark Davis Piano, Jeff Hamann Bass, Dave Bayles Drums.
Ticket price includes admission to our Saturday Late Night Session: Quorum, featuring Isaiah Joshua, from 11:30pm to 2am.
Kristen Lee Sergeants emergence on the NYC jazz scene has branded this innovative artist with a distinct musicality, an intuitive sense of vocal phrasing, fresh lyrical interpretations, and arrangements all her own and the word is spreading nationally. Jay Edwards, WCLK-FM Atlantas On-Air Jazz Tones host says Sergeant takes your breath away as an effervescent spirit whose superb vocals and phrasing inject the lyrics with new life. The Boston Globe has called her especially entertaining.
In October, Sergeant debuted the record at Birdland, and the performance spoke to even greater things to come. Downbeat chose her CD as its Editors Pick (September 16) praising her buttery to deliciously tart vocals and dramatically fresh arrangements. Jay Edwards of WCLK-Atlanta notes her effervescent spirit which injects the lyrics with new life. Grammy winning writer, Bob Blumenthal, says her superior intonation and control, an interpretive command that ranges from defiance to gentility, a willingness to take risks with harmony and rhythm, the freshness of her arrangements, synchronicity with her accompanists, and the manner in which all these elements yield a supremely musical package.
Ted Nash enjoys an extraordinary career as a performer, conductor, composer, arranger and educator. Born in Los Angeles into a musical family (his father, Dick Nash, and uncle, the late Ted Nash, were both well-known jazz and studio musicians), Nash has that uncanny ability to mix freedom with substance, blues with intellect, and risk-taking with clarity. He is a co-founder of the New York-based Jazz Composers Collective, a musician-run, non-profit innovative entity dedicated to presenting the original works of composers pushing the boundaries of their self-expression. Nash is also a long-standing member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, with Wynton Marsalis.
Nash has become one of the most significant jazz composers of the 21st century. His recordings have received wide critical acclaim, appearing on the best-of lists in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and The Boston Globe. Portrait in Seven Shades, his first big band recording, garnered two Grammy nominations. His following big band album, Chakra, received critical acclaim and charted on Billboard.
Neither a poster boy for the avant-garde nor a blinders-on traditionalist, Nash is simply his own man. -Washington Post
About the Venue:
The Jazz Estate is Milwaukees premiere jazz club which was recently purchased and restored by John Dye, the owner of Bryants Cocktail Lounge. Outfitted with an entirely new sound and lighting system and an antique Steinway Piano, the New Jazz Estate is the perfect venue to catch a jazz show or sip on a craft cocktail created by one of their award winning bartenders. Open 7 days a week at 5pm with live music and vintage DJs throughout the week. Complete schedule and menu at: jazzestate.com
The Jazz Estate (View)
2423 N Murray Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|