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 Thursday, 23 October 2014
Barbara Morrison Tribute to Dinah Washington and the BMPAC All Star Big Band at Catalina Jazz Club PDF Print
Written by Ronaldo Oregano   
Wednesday, 29 August 2012

 

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Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington was one of the all-time great blues, R&B, gospel, pop and jazz singers. She has been cited as "the most popular black female recording artist of the '50s", and called "The Queen of the Blues". Barbara Morrison is well suited for this tribute, having spent over 30  years as a singer in the same genres. Over the years she has performed with a virtual "who's who" of the jazz and the blues worlds. That list includes legends like; Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Mel Torme, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, and Keb' Mo.  Additionally, Ms. Morrison guest stars with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra and Doc Severinsen's Big Band.  Barbara Morrison will present a tribute to Dinah Washington with The BMPAC All Star Big Band directed by John Stephens  at Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Saturday, September 1st with one show only at 8:30pm. She returns on Sunday, September 2nd for a more intimate evening of music with her trio for one show at 7:30.

 

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Barbara Morrison Andrea Canter
Born in Ypsilanti, Michigan and raised in Romulus, Michigan, Barbara Morrison recorded her first appearance for radio in Detroit at the age of 10. Well known in the Los Angeles area for her duo and trio dates Ms. Morrison also tours extensively, blazing a trail as a Jazz and Blues legend in her own right across the Continental United States, Western Europe the Far East and "Down Under, ' wowing audiences with her band.


The dazzling Barbara Morrison has been featured on over 20 recordings.  She has dazzled fans of a wide aray of genres from traditional Jazz and Blues to Gospel and Pop. Her melodic voice, with its two-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes. Equally as striking is Ms. Morrison's ability to belt out down-home, soul-stirring Blues. Her impassioned renditions of old and favorite torch songs are nothing short of breathtaking.

In addition to her multiple solo recordings, fans have experienced the pleasure of Barbara Morrison's rich and vibrant tones on such notable film and television appearances as; the movie sound track for The Hurricane (starring Denzel Washington), Goin' Home: A Tribute to Duke Ellington  and Johnny Otis's CD "Ooo Shoo Be Dooo". Additional credits include the hit NBC TV comedy The Naked Truth, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Dennis Miller Show.

In addition to her gigs with other Jazz and Blues groups and legends, Barbara Morrison also performs at the more renown Blues and Jazz Festivals around the world. Her many outstanding appearances, including those at Montreaux, Nice, Pori, Carnegie Hall, North Sea, Monterey, Long Beach, as well as her Salute to Dizzy Gillespie and her Tribute to Benny Golson, are fondly remembered by Morrison fans who return again and again to share her rare, unique and exceptional vocal gifts.

More Information: http://www.barbaramorrison.com


Catalina's is located at 6725 W Sunset Blvd #100 in LA; www.catalinajazzclub.com



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