Myra Warren / Ellyn Rucker: "September Serenade"

Myra Warren / Ellyn Rucker: "September Serenade"

Fri, September 8, 2017

6:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This show will take place in the historic "Grand Gallery"

Please arrive 30-45 minutes early to take advantage of full dinner service.

Myra Warren - Vocals
Ellyn Rucker - Piano
Mark Simon - Bass

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Jazz vocalist extraordinaire, Myra Warren, is a veteran of work as featured vocalist with Al “Hammond” Moore Orchestra, The Gordon Simms Band, and Purnell Steen and La Jazz Machine. Her swinging style and easygoing stage presence have made her a favorite of many jazz festivals and numerous night club engagements in the Rocky Mountain area as well as the Las Vegas Club scene. Her distinctive blend of Nancy Wilson and Etta Jones’ vocal interpretations continually mesmerizes audiences throughout the area.

A talented bop-based pianist and a highly appealing and sensuous singer, Ellyn Rucker has long been a fixture in the Denver area. Although she started playing piano when she was eight, discovered jazz at 13, and studied classical piano at Drake University, she did not decide to become a full-time musician until 1979. Rucker has toured Europe several times (with and without Spike Robinson), recorded several albums for Capri, has a full-length video on Leisure Jazz, and performed at many festivals. Perhaps if Ellyn Rucker had taken up music full-time 20 years earlier or lived in a larger area than Denver she would be a bigger name. However, her talent has long been in the major leagues and her recordings are all quite appealing and powerful.
Venue Information:
Dazzle @ Baur's
1512 Curtis St.
Denver, CO, 80202
http://dazzlejazz.com