Local jazz presenter José DaCosta and Exodus to Jazz are bringing vocalist-bassist Kate Davis and her trio to Rochester on Saturday, May 7, 2011, 8:00 pm at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation. Davis will be joined by pianist Noah Kellman and drummer Jake Goldbass accompany to close the current Exodus To Jazz season.
A rising star on the national and international jazz scene, Kate Davis is one of growing number of talented female bass players who sing (both on the wider jazz scene and our own local version). Kate Davis began achieving national recognition for her bass and vocal skills while in high school in Portland, Oregon. She was named a National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts "youngARTS" Silver winner, is a four-time Downbeat Magazine Student Award winner, a two-time participant in the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony, and was bassist in the Grammy Jazz Ensemble. She was selected as a 2009 Presidential Scholar of the Arts, which included a White House visit and a performance at Kennedy Center (YouTube video). Since moving to in New York, Kate has performed at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy's Club Coca Cola and The Blue Note.
Local artist Miché Fambro opens the concert with his unique combination of guitar playing and singing that fuses elements of flamenco, jazz, classical, pop and soul.
Doors open at 7:00 pm. The Lutheran Church of the Reformation is located at 111 N. Chestnut St. in downtown Rochester. Parking is available in the lot next to the Church. Tickets are available at all Wegmans stores That's the Ticket outlets and online at BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information about the concert, visit the Exodus to Jazz website or call (585) 733-7685.