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Jaqui Naylor with Art Khu at Studio Bob December 7th

By kenbarnettpt - Posted on 29 November 2016

Bob's Studio
118 1/2 E. Front Street (upstairs)
Port Angeles, WA 98362

From the Brown Paper Tickets listing:

Jacqui Naylor, renowned jazz vocalist with Art Khu, Concert

Upstage and Studio Bob in Port Angeles present acclaimed jazz vocalist Jacqui Naylor, accompanied by pianist and composer Art Khu, on Wednesday, December 7th, 7pm.

"Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around."-JazzTimes. Naylor's recordings have made the top 10 albums of the season in USA Today, Jazziz Magazine and The Washington Post. A full length documentary, A Portrait of Jacqui Naylor, was released in 2012. Her albums are available throughout the United States, Europe and Asia and she tours regularly at esteemed venues - Ronnie Scotts London, Birdland New York, Yoshis Oakland, Snug Harbor New Orleans, Jamboree Barcelona, Jazz Club Istanbul Turkey, Women in Jazz Festival Germany, Reus Jazz Festival Spain, Monterey Jazz Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival and all Blue Note Clubs in New York, Milan and Japan.

Naylor and Art Khu are masters of bringing genres from different generations and mixing them in fascinating and delightful ways, drawing insight and emotion from fascinating arrangements. Naylor christened their signature technique of arranging "Acoustic Smashing." She sings the melody and lyrics of a jazz standard while the band plays a pop classic or vice versa. In superb jazz style, you'll listen to jazz standards masterfully synced with rock classics, or stunning pop lyrics over jazz standard arrangements.

"Jacqui's 'acoustic smashing' of the great American songbook with the classic rock and roll songbook brings both forms to life in a way never heard before. -Ken Dashow Q-104

"The words are to Gershwin's "Summertime," but the music is Gregg Allman's Whipping Post. Naylor has the chops and sensitivity to pull it off." -NY Magazine.

Jacqui Naylor has brought new twists to the notion of melding jazz and pop tunes - without high-tech assistance. National Public Radio (NPR)

The process, which Ms. Naylor calls "acoustic smashing," marked a turning point in her career. -Wall Street Journal

"Jacqui has a sumptuous voice, knack for scratchiness, and an ability to sweeten those bluesy bent notes. -Village Voice

Early copies of the artists duo recording, Q&A (Ruby Star February 10, 2017), with long time pianist and arranger, Art Khu, will be made available for the first time. Her tenth CD with long-time band mates Khu (piano,guitar), Josh Jones (drums) and Richie Goods (bass), TEN, will be released summer 2017.

New music from Q&A and TEN include fresh jazz takes on rock classics like Peter Gabriels Dont Give Up and David Bowies Space Oddity. Shell also include intricate arrangements of jazz standards like Speak Low and The Thrill Is Gone alongside poignant new originals Its The Right Time and Here We Are At Last. On Q&A, Naylor and Khu convey the intimate artistry of a duo thats been making music for many years, easily tackling formidable standards like a a rubato version of Strayhorns Lush Life and Loessers Ive Never Been In Love Before in 5/4 time.

With a wide range, eclectic influences and a rich vocal style steeped in jazz and gospel, the artist has a dedicated, worldwide following and tours regularly. She visits Port Angeles following a Thanksgiving engagement at New York's Blue Note and a European tour ending in Portugal.

Tickets are available here online now and anytime for your convenience. Tickets will also be available in Port Angeles at Harbor Arts Gallery on 110 E Railroad Av, across from ferry terminal during business hours from 11/23 onward. Parking and Great dining is available within a few minutes walk from Studio Bob. The Loom Bar at Studio Bob will be selling refreshments. Doors open at 6pm on concert night, Wednesday 12/7.

For more info or questions, email upstageatolympus [dot] net or call 360-385-2216.

Tickets available at for $20 + service fee.

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