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Nancy Erickson & Vital Flame
January 26 @ 12:30 pm5:00 pm
Sunday Brunch Series presents Nancy Erickson & Vital Flame
“A skilled singer who is also an excellent songwriter…Ms. Erickson has an appealing tone, does justice to lyrics and swings.” – Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene Nancy Erickson has been bringing her rich, melodic vocals to the Pacific Northwest Jazz scene for over 3 decades. Hailed as “one of our best contemporary singers – full of feeling, wit… and a thoroughly winning originality” (Michael Steinman – Jazz Lives), Nancy has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, and opened for Ernestine Anderson, Mark Murphy, the Hi-Lo’s, The Four Freshmen, and sang backup for R&B band Freddy Pink, Nearly Dan, and Bernadette Bascom. Her recent venues in the Seattle area include the Royal Room, MQ Lounge at the Triple Door, and on the east-side; Eye of the Needle Winery in Woodinville. Nancy Erickson teaches private voice, is the choral & jazz band II director at Glacier Peak High School & choral director at Valley View Middle School in Snohomish, WA, and is a board member of Seattle Women in Jazz.
Vital Flame consists of Shawn Schlogel on piano, Stefan Schatz on drums, and Greg Feingold on bass. Shawn Schlogel is an experienced band leader and sideman, actively composing and collaborating with his Seattle peers. Stefan Schatz was born in New York City. After training early on as a classical percussionist, Stefan went on to study jazz at the New School in New York. Greg Feingold attended Berklee College of Music and co-leads the 200 Trio which performs around the country and is an up and coming jazz guitar trio.