Saturday, Jan 25, 2020 8 PM


Snug Harbor
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626 Frenchmen Street, New Orleans, LA
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Jacqui Naylor Quartet, photo credit Thomas Heinser Featuring Jacqui Naylor (vocals), Art Khu (piano & guitar), Jasen Weaver (bass), Jason Marsalis (drums) "Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around." - JazzTimes "She excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation." - DownBeat Jacqui Naylor is a vocalist and songwriter, equally at ease singing the music of Johnny Mercer and David Byrne as she is her own original music, with many of her compositions used in national advertising campaigns. She has recorded and released ten albums, available throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia, making the "top-ten" lists of USA Today , Jazziz , The Washington Post and more. The singer was also the subject of a full-length documentary film, Lucky Girl . With a wide vocal range, she has made the mixing and "smashing" of genres and eras her stock-in-trade, gaining fans and notoriety throughout the world by singing the lyrics and melody of jazz standards over the grooves of well-known rock songs and vice-versa. "Naylor has the chops and sensitivity to pull it off," writes New York Magazine. Check out the singer with her quartet on a version of the Rodgers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine over ACDC 's Back In Black. Naylor has likewise been praised for fresh takes on more contemporary covers like a stripped-down tribute to David Bowie on Space Oddity and a popular Bossa Nova version of REM 's Losing My Religion , tango-tested on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance . Naylor's recent album, Q&A , features multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Art Khu. His thoughtful arrangements of jazz standards sit comfortably next to the duo's originals like "This Is How It Starts" and "Here We Are At Last"."It's refreshing to hear Naylor and Khu in the raw-just the cozy, intimate pairing of her Amy Winehouse -meets- Pearl Bailey sound and his elegantly informed playing," writes JazzTimes. Naylor releases a new album with her quartet in 2020. Naylor tours regularly with her duo and quartet, headlining at esteemed venues and festivals including Blue Note New York -Tokyo- Milan SFJAZZ Center San Francisco Jazz Standard New York Ronnie Scott's London Quasimodo Berlin Jamboree Barcelona Blues Alley Washington DC Triple Door Seattle Monterey Jazz Festival USA Bari Jazz Festival Italy Reus Jazz Festival Spain Women In Jazz Festival Germany.