As we move into the last month of 2019, here are some of the picks of the week ahead for the Bar...
Born in between the off beats, and bump and grind of the Disco-Funk Era in Chicago, Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, bending words since her childhood and is the Queen of Contemporary Gospel. Gracefully mesmerising audiences nationally and internationally, the extraordinary singer began her career in music theatre in various productions, from New Jersey’s Hudson Shakespeare Company and regional tours, to “Hair, The Musical” in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Milan, Italy.
Kirk Lightsey is a Michigan-born pianist of immense accomplishment and versatility who constantly explores new voicing and textures, and who has worked with scores of major Jazz stars such as Pharaoh Sanders, Chet Baker, Damita Jo and Marilena Paradisi, among others. Lightsey has played for Motown hit recording sessions, trained with classical pianist Boris Maximovich and toured with American jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon for five years.
Over the next decade Lightsey remained in-demand globally, he also released several albums, including 1990’s Nat King Cole tribute “From Kirk to Nat”, and 1994’s “Goodbye Mr. Evans”. In 2004, he issued the live album “The Nights of Bradley’s”, once a top jazz club in New York which ran for 25 years.
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