Kendra Shank: A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln at Winter Jazzfest at Zinc Bar
Kendra Shank uploaded this event on January 1, 2020
Fri, January 10, 2020
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Ticket includes All-night pass to multiple bands in 10 venues
“Kendra Shank is an original; a singer with a sound.” - ABBEY LINCOLN
New York vocalist Kendra Shank pays tribute to her friend and mentor Abbey Lincoln (1930 - 2010) in a program of songs composed by the legendary singer, songwriter, actress, poet, civil rights activist, and NEA Jazz Master whose powerful messages of love, struggle, hope, and freedom are timeless and timely. Shank’s CD "A Spirit Free: Abbey Lincoln Songbook" (2007, the first Lincoln songbook ever recorded) received a New York Times Critics' Choice, 4 stars in DownBeat, numerous "Best of the Year" awards, and wide critical acclaim. “Her tribute is both reverent and creative, illuminating new possibilities for these songs and shedding new light on their composer” (Larry Blumenfeld, Entertainment Weekly). Shank played guitar on Lincoln’s "Over the Years CD" and live with her at the Blue Note. "Abbey's songs celebrate the human spirit and address social issues that are relevant to our times," says Kendra, "I'm honored to celebrate her legacy and 90th birthyear at Winter Jazzfest."...