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CSUB Legends of Jazz Presents Tierney Sutton Band
September 23, 2011CSUB's Legends of Jazz Series is pleased to present the Tierney Sutton Band, celebrating three consecutive Grammy Nominations for "Best Vocal Jazz Album," at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7 in the Doré Theater.
During a collaboration that has spanned 17 years, the band has also been awarded a JazzWeek Award for Vocalist of the Year, consecutive nominations for Jazz Journalist Association awards, recorded several No. 1 CDs, and garnered critical praise throughout the world.
Comprised of acclaimed female vocalist Tierney Sutton and instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker, the band is an incorporated partnership and a model of both musical and business unity. Members of the Tierney Sutton Band have played and recorded with a diverse array of music legends including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Placido Domingo, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and countless others, yet the Tierney Sutton Band has demanded and received their commitment for almost two decades. They have headlined in recent years at Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, The Kennedy Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center and have recorded eight CDs to increasing recognition and acclaim. The band's album "On The Other Side" has been called by Business Week "A Masterpiece ...eloquent, honest and magnificently sung and played." The band's most recent CD, "Desire," has been described by the Chicago Sun Times as "a conceptual masterpiece."
Critics agree that the reason this band endures is in the music. As The New York Times states, "Ms. Sutton is a pure jazz spirit who respects a song. Even when going out on an improvisatory limb, she never lets its essence slip away."
Tickets can be obtained at the door on the night of the event for $20 general admission, $15 for seniors/faculty/staff, $10 for students, and $5 for CSUB students with ID. For more information call 661-654-3093.
Multiple Grammy nominee for "Best Vocal Jazz," the Tierney Sutton Band performs at 8 p.m. Friday, October 7 in the Dore Theatre at CSUB, 9001 Stockdale Hwy. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, $10 for students, and $5 for CSUB students with ID; 661-654-3093.