Sheila Jordan Trio with Alan Broadbent & Harvie S
315 West 44th Street
New York, NY, 10036
Doors 5:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
Sheila Jordan Trio
Sheila Jordan Trio with Alan Broadbent (piano) Harvie S (bass)
Tuesday August 14 @ 7pm & 9:45pm
Legendary jazz vocalist, educator, and 2012 NEA "Jazz Master" Sheila Jordan is a superb scat singer who can just as easily reach the emotional depths of a ballad. Whether singing well-known standards or original material, she makes it all sound like no one else. Jordan emerged on the NYC jazz scene in the 1950's, performing with Charles Mingus, Herbie
Nichols, and Birdland namesake Charlie Parker. After touring and recording with trombonist Roswell Rudd in the 1960-1970s, Jordan became a member of the Steve Kuhn Quartet alongside bassist Harvie S and drummer Bob Moses.
By the late '70s, jazz audiences began to understand her uncompromising style and her popularity increased. In 1978, she began teaching at the City College of New York and continued teaching her immensely popular jazz vocal workshops there until 2005.