Jazz vocalist Ellynne Rey plays Best Video Film & Cultural Center Sat., Apr. 30, at 7 PM. Rey will be accompanied by guitarist Joe Carter and bassist Jeff Fuller. The cover is $10.
This is an indoor show so proof of vaccination is required to enter and masks are required.
Music critics have written that jazz vocalist Ellynne Rey deserves much wider recognition. Possessing a warm mezzo-soprano instrument, Ellynne combines pure clear tone with deep swing in the tradition of classic vocalists like Sarah Vaughan, Ella, Carmen, & Betty. To this she brings her own flavors and sensibilities, drawing on classical, folk, & blues traditions, making her stand out from the crowd. Ellynne has performed and recorded with some of the greatest musicians on the NYC jazz scene. She teaches voice and piano.
Joe Carter has recorded and performed with Jazz artists such Art Farmer, Lee Konitz, Cecil Payne, Rufus Reid and others and with Brazilian artists such as Luiz Eca, Mauricio Einhorn, Robertinho Silva, Paulo Russo and others. In addition, he has recorded several CDs through the years, his most recent is Both Sides of the Equator, with bassist David Finck and percussionist Ze Mauricio.
Joe Carter is currently the Director of the Academic Music Program at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, where he teaches The History of Jazz, The Music of Latin America and directs the Jazz Ensemble.
Bassist and composer Jeff Fuller, recipient of the 2014 Jazz Haven Award, has been has long been an integral part of the Connecticut, New York and international jazz scenes. He toured worldwide and recorded with saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Paquito D’Rivera, and has played with jazz masters from all styles and eras. Co-leader of the popular Brazilian group Sambeleza, he has received commissions from the New Haven and the Hartford Symphony Orchestras and has received project grants from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.