A returning SJV favorite, Jacqueline Tabor, the Seattle Chanteuse’s signature bluesy style has set her apart as a legendary performer in the Pacific Northwest. She combines relaxed energy with tremendous range and masterful improvisation, defining herself as a unique and dynamic presence in the contemporary jazz world. In addition, Tabor’s stunning vocals have thrice earned her the Earshot Jazz Vocalist of the Year Award, as well as the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Association Female Jazz Vocalist Award. Backed by a hand-picked ensemble of Seattle’s most talented jazz musicians, Tabor always brings you a breathtaking performance that stands as a testament to her place as one of the PNW’s most beloved jazz voices.
On Sunday, October 3rd, she will pay tribute to the late and great stylist Nancy Wilson.
A cassette tape delivered tabor’s first introduction to the jazz of Nancy Wilson singing “Guest who I saw today.” The storytelling component of the song planted a seed that grew into this production. Tunes like “Never will I Marry,” “Save Your Love for Me,” and the “Nearness of You” will be portrayed by Tabor’s unique and distinctive sound.
Jazz singer Nancy Wilson, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, was born on February 20, 1937, in Chillicothe, Ohio, to iron-worker Olden Wilson and the former Lillian Ryan, who worked as a domestic servant. Nancy was the first of six children. Her father’s love of music and the records he played at home greatly influenced Nancy as a young girl. She already knew she would be a singer by the time she was four years old and developed her talent by singing in the church choir.
Nancy Wilson won her first Grammy in 1964 for best R&B recording for her LP “How Glad I Am.” Nancy continued recording into the 21st Century, winning Best Jazz Vocal Grammy Awards for her albums “R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal)” (2005) and “Turned to Blue” (2007). She retired from live performance in 2011.
PARKING HAS CHANGED PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Our 20th Season Homecoming Concert will be with Jacqueline Tabor’s Jazz Band and her tribute to Nancy Wilson on October 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Seating will be distanced from each other by roped-off sections, and masks in the building are required. ADA accessible access is on Harvard Ave., the center of the block, through the two glass sliding doors. Take the elevator to the second floor and follow the signs to the sanctuary where the concert will be held.
Parking is available for free on the street around the church or in the Polyclinic garage southwest corner of Broadway and E. Union street. The entrance to the garage is on Broadway. Exit out of the garage and walk one-half block north to E Union St and then west to Seattle First Baptist Church sanctuary on Harvard Ave.
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