Carla Cook Quartet – Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

CARLA%20COOK%2019Carla Cook is daring. She is a jazz singer/songwriter who sings standards beautifully — but she doesn’t stop there. Cook is willing to put a jazz spin on songs not written by traditional jazz composers. Songs that, until you hear her sing them, you’d never imagine could be interpreted as jazz. This native Detroiter, who grew up in a musically rich and diverse environment, brings all her influences to bear within her repertoire. In her songbook you’ll find elements of R&B, European classical, Motown, Blues and Gospel. Cook has always eschewed labels, and refuses to become a jazz purist or snob. That willingness to simply sing what she loves, bringing an earthy sophistication to every song, is what gives Cook her signature style. In 1999, Cook recorded her debut album; It’s All About Love. The CD enjoyed favorable reviews and received a Grammy nomination in the Best Jazz Vocal Performance category and was awarded the AFIM Indie Award for Best Jazz Vocal in 2000. In 2000, Cook recorded her second album, Dem Bones and in 2002, she recorded Simply Natural, both for MAXJAZZ. Her albums continue to receive critical acclaim.

Name of Band: Carla Cook Quartet

Featuring:

Carla Cook – Vocals

Adam Klipple – Keyboards

Calvin Jones – Bass

Jerome Jennings – Drums

DATE: December 9, 2014

WHERE: The series will take place at Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church, 59 West 137th Street New York, NY 10037

WHEN: House doors open at 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm; 2nd set: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

HOW MUCH: $15

House doors open at 11:30am

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