November 15, 2013
The frost is on the pumpkin, the autumn leaves fall past the window and it’s time for spicy apple cider and some hot jazz! Join vocalists Cathi Walkup, Shanna Carlson and Linda Kosut with the Mike Greensill Trio for their 3rd annual Harvest Moon/ Winter Moon concert. Enjoy wonderful old songs, new songs, harmonies and a duet or two. Featuring Mike Greensill on piano, Rich Gerard on bass and Bob Blankenship on drums.
Linda Kosut, Backstage Magazine’s Bistro BMI Award Winner for Outstanding Recording, is known for her warmly dark sound, engaging presence and strong acting chops. “… amazing Bay Area canary – brings her skills as an actress to her insightful interpretations of songs underscored with a fusion of jazz, pop and folk.” – Don Heckman, The International Review of Music lindakosut.com
Cathi Walkup has been called “the thinking person’s jazz singer” for her choice of lyric-driven songs, “a natural comedian” for her wit and ease on-stage, and an “important bop oriented singer … and … also an excellent lyricist” by Scott Yanow, respected jazz writer, in his new book, The Jazz Singers, The Ultimate Guide. cwalkup.com
Shanna Carlson is a “vibrant, passionate singer… a wonderfully creative performer, who crafts a fine line between strength and sensitivity.” Marian McPartland, jazz pianist and host of NPR’s, Piano Jazz. In addition to being a well respected singer, touring nationally and internationally, Shanna is also an excellent accompanist. She is a regular at Jazz Camp West as both an accompanist and a teacher. shannacarlson.net
Mike Greensill, well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson’s weekly Public Radio show to the world, West Coast Live. You can find him playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club. mikegreensill.com