Wed, August 16, 2017
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2017-08-16 7:30 pm
Paula Harris & Nate Gisnberg Trio at Blue Note Napa
Paula Harris is best known for her passionate blues performances. She has made a name in the genre with her multiple blues and music award nominations, airplay on more than 3000 stations worldwide, a top three finish in the biggest “Battle of the Bands” competition on the planet, not to mention winning the Monterey Blues festivals Battle of the bands. She has also appeared at numerous festivals and events all over North America and Dan Aykroyd even selected her as his Blues Breaker and Favorite new release for her debut album on his internationally syndicated radio show The “Blues Mobile”. So, with such a prominent blues presence, many don't realize her roots are as firmly in Jazz as they are.
For this show Paula teams up with Nate Ginsberg and his acoustic trio- to present a jazzy, bluesy and impudent show that pulls from the great American songbook, smooth jazz, and provocative lyrics full of humor and double entendre. They pull a surprisingly wide array of songs together which all represent the intersection of Jazz & Blues…with a heaping dose of soul on the side. It’s shocking downright sexy and entertaining to be lulled by the elegant complexity of a beautiful jazz standard- then forced to laughter at the witty naughty lyrics from either Paula or some of the lesser known “greats” of the 40’s-60 such as Dinah Washington and Helen Humes.
Blue Note Napa, 1030 Main Street