Carmen Lundy at The Ford Amphitheatre
The great performance takes place on Sunday, September 10th in Los Angeles, California, at the historic Ford Amphitheatre. Music fans are marking their calendars for a special event one night only starring the highly acclaimed jazz singer Carmen Lundy, voted Vocalist of The Year by JazzWeek, the leading radio industry publication.
Joining Lundy onstage, violinist Regina Carter, pianist Robert Glasper, trombonist Steve Turre and a host of others. The stellar group kicks off their world tour at the Ford Amphitheatre featuring new and original compositions with a concert entitled, "Jazz and the New Songbook Artists, Starring Carmen Lundy."
Along with Lundy in this all-star presentation will be: Robert Glasper, Anthony Wonsey – piano; Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington – drums; Mayra Casales – percussion; Curtis Lundy, Bob Hurst – bass; Sekou Bunch – electric bass; Steve Turre - trombone, shells; Bobby Watson – alto; Greg Diaz – trumpet; Regina Carter – violin; Lori Andrews – harp; Phil Upchurch – guitar; Krystal Davis Williams – background vocals.
Lundy's latest release, "Jazz and The New Songbook-Live at The Madrid, " is her first live recording and features 16 musicians including Robert Glasper, Nathan East, Phil Upchurch, Steve Turre, Bobby Watson, Curtis Lundy, Marvin "Smitty" Smith, Victor Lewis, Mayra Casales and Kenny Davis. She has performed and recorded as a soloist with the Akron Symphony Orchestra and The Vallejo Symphony Orchestra. She has performed and recorded with fellow musicians including: Walter Bishop Jr., Wynton Marsalis, Ray Barretto, Don Pullen, Kenny Barron, John Hicks, Ernie Watts, Mulgrew Miller, Billy Childs, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jimmy Scott, Kip Hanrahan, Courtney Pine, Marian McPartland, Regina Carter, and the late Kenny Kirkland.
Lundy is also a composer and songwriter whose catalogue numbers about forty published songs. Her compositions have been recorded by such artists as Kenny Barron ("Quiet Times"), Ernie Watts ("At The End Of My Rope"), and Straight Ahead ("Never Gonna Let You Go"), and can also be found on her own recordings Something To Believe In and This Is Carmen Lundy (both for Justin Time), Old Devil Moon (JVC), Self Portrait (JVC), Moment To Moment (Arabesque), Night And Day (CBS/SONY), and Good Morning Kiss (CLR/Justin Time). Her work has been critically acclaimed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, as well as numerous foreign publications.
Carmen is featured on 4 popular CDs: Geri Allen's "Timeless Portraits and Dreams" on Telarc, "Jazz Vocalists Hear & Now" on Concord Jazz, Hallmark Productions "Vintage Collection", and on Mayra Casales' new release, "Woman on Fire." She continues to wow fans not only in North America, but in Asia, throughout the UK, Europe and other nations as well.
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