2013 JAZZVOX CONCERT SERIES PREVIEW
It’s that wonderful time of year to be thinking about special music events coming up in the New Year, and Nich Anderson’s fabulous JazzVox concert series comes to mind as an annual favorite of steadfast devotees and newer fans alike. Being himself a lauded member of the Seattle Jazz Singers, Mr. Anderson has fashioned an exquisite taste for presenting the finest vocal jazz artists from the USA and around the world in an intimate house concert setting. He elaborates by saying - “I’m so excited to offer more venues for JazzVox folks to enjoy by rotating concerts into two new Seattle spaces this year (Madrona and Downtown) in addition to the existing locations in NE Seattle and on Camano Island”.
Nich enthusiastically kicks off his 6th season in January with innovative, eloquent chanteuse Alexis Cole performing on January 12th and 13th. The incredible 2013 JazzVox concert schedule also features Grammy award-winning vocalist/composer John Proulx who visits in February; renown singer/educator Stephanie Nakasian makes an appearance in March; soul-stirring jazz maven Wendy Pedersen arrives in April; mega-talented vocal phenom Jennifer Barnes is spotlighted in May; brilliant songstress Jackie Ryan graces the stage in June; acclaimed singer with the velvet voice, Kevin Mahogany is showcased in July; inspirational vocalist extraordinaire of New York Voices fame, Kim Nazarian helps Nich celebrate his 41st birthday in September; “perennially classy” jazz vocalist/songwriter also of New York Voices fame, Peter Eldridge is featured in October; and famed eclectic song stylist Rebecca Kilgore closes out the Series in November.
Nich exudes about his wonderful 2013 JazzVox line-up and dedicated concert-goers – “Choosing the ten vocalists is a blessing and a curse – with each passing season there are even more artists I’d love to repeat and yet there are so many artists I still want to bring to the series – it’s a balancing act. I’m so thankful for the great audiences that support live music in Seattle and to the homeowners that make house concerts so special!”
Another welcome feature of the multi-faceted JazzVox experience is an absolutely succulent buffet for each concert lovingly prepared by close friend Patti Carr and her husband Andy Carr who resides as superb purveyor/wine connoisseur. Together they have been co-hosting JazzVox performances in their beautiful home on Camano Island and coordinating food and beverage layouts for a majority of the concert venues. If you truly desire to be a part of this amazing Series, please visit JazzVox.com for all the latest artist and concert information and to make reservations – we’ll see you there!