Listen to the iHeart interview with Shelley Burns
Shelley Burns has been performing professionally virtually all of her life, and is regarded as one of the premier jazz vocalists on the west coast. Her recordings have been heard on jazz radio stations across the nation, and she has appeared at many jazz festivals in the U.S, as well as in Scotland and Canada.
Shelley has entertained on cruise ships, with Bill Dendle and Eddie Erickson, and has sung with Les Paul, Bucky Pizzarelli, and shared the stage with many other jazz greats, such as Bob Draga, Abe Most, Johnny Varro, and Jimmy Smith.
Shelley has conducted vocal workshops in conjunction with jazz festivals in the U.S. and Canada. Throughout the 2000s she appeared yearly in Greece at leading jazz clubs, even conducting a jazz vocal camp in Athens. She is the staff vocal instructor at two jazz camps in Northern California, and in 2013, she received the "Great Lady of Jazz" award from the Sun Valley Jazz Festival. She is also a marvelous comedic actress and has often been compared to Carol Burnett and Imogene Coca. Like them, she can fracture an audience with laughter, or mesmerize them with a beautiful song.
Sammy Cahn was an American lyricist nominated for more than thirty Oscars and won four times. Recorded by virtually every major singer, many of his songs are establishd jazz standards. In 1972, he was inducted to the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and in 1983, received the highest accolade, the Johnny Mercer Award, making him one of the most successful and respected lyricists of the 20th Century.
Join us on November 4, 2019, when the Sacramento Jazz Coop presents Shelley Burns singing the magic music of Sammy Cahn. With Aaron Garner on piano, Shelley Denny on bass, and Jeff Minnieweather on drums.
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