Sheila began her career performing in Jazz clubs in the Detroit area. She was inspired by the great musicians of her day, especially Charlie Parker. Ultimately, she married the late great, Duke Jordan. Throughout her career, she has rarely departed from her bebop roots and has stayed true to the Jazz form. Her ballads are exquisite. This year she received the nations’ highest honor in Jazz, the NEA Jazz Master. When she performs at Mount Vernon, she will be joined by pianist, Eric Gunnison, who spent several years as Carmen McRae’s musical director, Bassist Ken Walker and drummer, Mike Marlier.
In 2010, the NEA inducted Pianist, Composer, Kenny Barron as a Jazz Master. Kenny returns to the Club with his trio in performance on Thursday, May 17th.
Make your reservation now to hear Sheila at the top of her game!
As usual a delicious buffet dinner will precede the concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. The concert will start at 8:00 p.m. The price for dinner and concert is $47.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Concert only seating is available for $20.00. For reservations call 303-526-0616.
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