Singer/Songwriter Rickie Lee Jones Performs Live at Davies Symphony Hall
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The last date listed for Singer/Songwriter Rickie Lee Jones was Friday May 27, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
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This was Rickie Lee Jones at her best -- she played all the songs from her first two albums, and was accompanied by many of the original musicians. The acoustics at Davies Symphony Hall were fabulous, and even from our seats in the nosebleed section the sound was amazing. But bring binoculars if you want to see!
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- Learn more about Rickie Lee Jones at her <a target="_blank" href="http://www.rickieleejones.com/">website</a>.
- “One of the most intriguing, idiosyncratic vocalists of our time.”--<em>USA Today </em>
- “The beauty of its melodies and the wisdom of its words soothe the soul and remind us what a peculiar treasure Jones is, a fact too easily forgotten in the rush of passing fashions.”--<em>Boston Globe</em>
Jazz has always figured prominently in the world of Rickie Lee Jones. From the very beginning of her career scuffling in Venice Beach dives and Sunset Boulevard nightspots in the mid-1970s, she put her own cool stamp on American Songbook standards with her supple, laid-back phrasing. When she later became a pop star and hugely influential singer-songwriter, she brought jazz-tinged sophistication to her vivid character-driven songs, most memorably with the hit “Chuck E.’s in Love.” Her brilliant 1979 debut album, Rickie Lee Jones, earned five Grammy nominations and the award for Best New Artist, featuring guest appearances by Randy Newman, Michael McDonald, and Dr. John (with whom she won another Grammy for their playful rendition of “Makin’ Whoopee”). Her latest album, Balm in Gilead, is a creative triumph, and landed on many 2009 top-10 lists.
For this SFJAZZ date, Jones revisits the material from Rickie Lee Jones and Pirates (1982). These two records will be performed in their entirety and original track sequence, re-creating the sound of those classic releases. Many of these songs will be heard live for the first time in decades, featuring their original instrumentation and some of the same players. Talk about an event!
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