If ever two jazz artists were meant to perform together, it’s vocalist Madeline Eastman and pianist Randy Porter. Madeline is one of those rare singers who is a full partner in the music: “I don’t want a back-up trio,” she says. “I don’t want accompanists. I want to be part of the fun. To connect with everybody and take that wild ride.” And she’s taken the ride with some adventurous companions: Kenny Barron, Turtle Island String Quartet, and Tony Williams, to name a few. Randy is the perfect pianist for Madeline’s intrepid journey. He’s gone the sideman route with luminaries like Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer and Benny Golson. But he’s got an uncanny sensitivity for singers, having worked with Diane Schuur, Bobby Caldwell, Gino Vanelli, Nancy King, and, for the past decade, Madeline.
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General Admission: $45