Lisa Henry (USA) and Oleg Butman Trio (Russia) - incredible solo and percussion trio
concert - 22 september 21:00
For the final concert of "International Days of Jazz in Vinnitsa" we invited the talented jazz vocalist Lisa Henry. She will perform with the Oleg Butman’s Trio (Oleg Butman on drums, Natalia Smirnova on piano and Grigory Zaytsev on bass).
Lisa began singing gospel in her native Kansas City performing songs of Billie Holiday and Miles Davis. In 1994 the young singer wins Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition. After the victory she was named an International Jazz Ambassador to Africa. Since then she appeared on stage with the greatest jazz musicians of our time: Herbie Hancock, Anita Baker, Kenny Barron, Kenny Garrett, Clark Terry, Roy Hargrove, Kevin Mahogany, Terri Lynne Carrington, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater and others. With her deep but sweet voice Lisa sounds terrific, especially performing golden jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Amazing family duo of drums and piano - Oleg Butman and Natalya Smirnova – has played for Vinnitsia’s jazz lovers two years ago. Now we will hear Butman’s Trio - the team that works with many unique jazz musicians. The younger brother of the famous Russian saxophonist Igor Butman has been playing the drums for famous bands since youth. During 90-s he accompanied many American jazz stars during their tour to Russia, and in 2001 he organized his own quartet, while playing for interesting projects. After meeting in 2007 a young pianist Natalia Smirnova, Butman began to write his own music with her help. A colorful and dynamic performance of Oleg Butman and his musicians, together with Lisa Henry’s singing, will impresses every listener.