The Spencer Allen Quartet features Spencer Allen on piano/bass, Rodney Ruckus on drums, Kenny Polson on sax, and Hawaiiʻs first lady of jazz, Azure McCall, on vocals.
Azure is a multi-award winning vocalist. She is heir to the vocal tradition of Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae and Ella Fitzgerald. Her warmth and sense of humor fuel every interpretation. After releasing her first CD ‘Body and Soul’ she was asked by the great bassist Ray Brown to be his vocalist on tour. Of course, she accepted, beginning an incredible jazz journey – school was in! Soon after, Azure became the first singer to work with Freddie Hubbard’s band. Additional collaborators include Frank Morgan, Tennyson Stephens, Joe Lovano, Geoffrey Keezer, Curtis Lundy, Dizzy Gillespie and many more. In 2008, President Barack Obama asked her to perform at his pre-election party. “That’s why he won,” Azure says (smiling). Azure became the ‘Jazz Diva’ for Celebrity and Royal Caribbean Cruises. She has traveled to more than 50 countries including, Greece, Germany, Russia, and Italy- just to name a few. She is a two-time Na Hoku Award winner for Jazz Album of the Year, with “Harlem Nocturne” in 2002 and “Body and Soul” in 1999. Her colorful repertoire ranges from classical jazz to contemporary favorites and she has three CDs titled “Body and Soul,” “Harlem Nocturnes” and “The Gift”; her original song, “I Don’t Know What to Do,” appears on the latter two.
Doors at 5pm...show 6pm. Tickets are $15 in advance...$20 at the door (children 12 and under are free).
Date & Time
Thu, Apr 13, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM