On Friday, April 21 at 8pm, the Nashville Jazz Workshop presents vocalist Monica Ramey with the Beegie Adair Trio. Their performances have consistently energized sold out audiences. Adair’s albums have dominated the jazz charts and album sales while Ramey’s sophomore album, produced by Adair and bassist Roger Spencer, are creating a reinvigorated excitement among the jazz world. Joining Ms. Ramey and the trio will be saxophone master Denis Solee and drummer Marcus Finnie.
Michael Feinstein calls the pairing of Beegie and Monica “a master class on how to interpret timeless songs with style, taste and a swinging contemporary sensibility.”
Guitarist Anthony Wilson declares Ramey “sings with grace and elegance” and “uses these abilities to deliver the world of the song first to your ears (sometimes it’s like she’s singing directly to you), then to a much deeper place where you can really feel it.”
Pianist Chris Walters finds Ramey’s music “a miracle – at times controlled and concise, at others, fervent and daring, all the while abundant with wisdom.”
Jazz fans around the world agree with critics about The Beegie Adair Trio’s sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and have made their recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Under the guidance of her esteemed mentors and friend, Ramey is quickly catching the attention of jazz fans, critics and musicians.
There will be two sets beginning at 8:00 pm in the Jazz Cave at the Workshop. Tickets will go on sale Monday, April 10 at 10am, and are $25 ($15 for high school and college students). Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets will be available online from Brown Paper Tickets, by phone at 800-838-3006 24/7 or 615-242-5299 during business hours.