Jazz Matinee: Delphine Cortez sings Nancy Wilson! at The Nash
Sun, October 2, 2022
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Delphine Cortez-vocals, Frank Smith-saxes/flute, Devon Bridgewater-trumpet/flugelhorn, Joel Robin-piano, Chris Finet-bass, Todd Chuba-drums
From the moment Delphine heard a Nancy Wilson “45”, she idolized her distinctively passionate approach to singing. This special “first-time” show features songs from throughout Miss Nancy’s long career, starting with her introductory album with brothers Julian “Cannonball” and Nat Adderley. Saxophonist Frank Smith and trumpeter Devon Bridgewater will help to capture the spirit of this seminal recording, as well as add to the interpretation of Nancy’s subsequent recordings. Songs covered will include “Guess Who I Saw Today”, “A Sleepin’ Bee” and “Never Will I Mary” as well as Nancy’s more contemporary songs like “Try It You’ll Like It”, “Uptight” and “Moondance”. This will be a high-spirited tribute to the one-and-only Nancy Wilson by an ardent life-long fan and consummate performer. ...