The American Jazz Institute Presents Live from Vicky’s –The 2014 Jazz Supper Club Series.
Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells is the locale for the most exciting jazz series in the Desert presenting 6 Jazz Programs by The American Jazz Institute, proceeds of which benefit The AJI's in school mentoring and music scholarship program in the Coachella Valley.
These unique Supper Concerts headline international jazz personalities. This season features celebrity performers, both instrumentalists and vocalists, as well as tributes to famous songwriters all in an intimate and elegant setting. It starts at 5:30PM in the Supper Club Lounge with no-host cocktails, followed by a special 3-course dinner and show.
Mary Stallings & Trio / March 3, 2014. Greatly influenced by Carmen McRae, San Francisco native Mary Stallings is a passionate, robust singer. The niece of sax man Orlando Stallings, she started singing as a child and sang jazz in Bay Area clubs during her teenage years, when she performed with Louis Jordan & His Tympani 5 and shared the stage with such greats as Wes Montgomery and Ben Webster. One of Stallings' admirers was vibist Cal Tjader, whom she teamed up with for “Cal Tjader Plays, Mary Stallings Sings” on Fantasy.
After stints with Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine in the 1960s, Stallings toured with the Count Basie Orchestra as a featured vocalist from 1969-1972. The singer was still in Basie's employ when, in 1971, she gave birth to her only child, R&B singer Adriana Evans. Stallings went into semi-retirement from music to stay home and raise her daughter.
She made a long overdue return to record stores with Clarity Recordings' 1990 audiophile release “Fine and Mellow”, and in 1994 Stallings signed with Concord Jazz and recorded “I Waited for You.” She was back on Clarity in 1998 for “Trust Your Heart” and returned in 2001 with the concert album “Live at the Village Vanguard” on MAXJAZZ. She then teamed with pianist Geri Allen for the 2005 Half Note release “Remember Love”. In 2010, Stallings delivered ‘Dream on Highnote’, featuring pianist Eric Reed, who also produced the album.
Mary Stallings has played (to name a few) at the legendary Monterey Jazz Festival 1965, 1995 and 2003. The San Francisco Jazz Festival 2001, 2004, and 2006 was backed by the powerful 15-piece Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, with pianist Geri Allen. Performed 2005 with Clark Terry at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York. Jazz at Lincoln Center (2007), “The Birth of Cool”, highlighted Ms. Stalling's interpretation of the Billie Holiday standards "Pennies from Heaven" and "Laughing at Life”.
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PER DINNER $75
ANY 3 DINNERS – SAVE $25 $200
ALL 6 DINNERS – SAVE $50** $400
*Price includes all tax/tip/dinner/show. Pre-Paid Reservations Only. View dinner menu on www.vickysofsantafe.com CALL 760-345-9770.
** Buy ALL 6 Dinners and choose between receiving four different American Jazz Institute Compact Discs OR The Jazz Image: Masters of Jazz Photography, by Lee Tanner : There are over 150 evocative photographs in this 172 page book.
The American Jazz Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enrichment and enhancement of the appreciation of jazz music through education and music scholarship. For the past 6 years, Vicky’s of Santa Fe has partnered with the AJI in presented a series of Jazz Supper Club Dinners. Vicky’s is proud to have been connected to the AJI’s efforts in our Desert Community. The net proceeds of these series have provided music scholarships to local high school music students to study with professional musicians. The AJI provides free daylong mentoring clinics at our local high schools here in the Coachella Valley.
$75 per person includes all tax, tip, dinner & show
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