03/03 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM - $25.00
ScoBar presents: Sharon Clark Salutes Jazz’s “Big Six” Sarah Vaughan,Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington and Shirley Horn $25
Washington, D.C. standout Sharón Clark has brought festival and concert audiences to their feet across the U.S. and Europe. Her New York run drew raves “New and amazing . . . an absolute triumph!” – Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal “You can’t underestimate the transformation of what seems like an ordinary song when an interpreter like Sharón Clark tears it apart and peers inside.” – Stephen Holden, New York Times and she won New York’s Bistro Award for Best Vocalist. In her new show Sharon Clark Salutes Jazz’s “Big Six” … she will celebrate the music of Sarah Vaughan,Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Dinah Washington and Shirley Horn. This will be a musical evening you cannot afford to miss.
Ms. Clark has made multiple international tours in recent years, making her debut in Israel and returning to Russia, where she has developed a major following. Her most recent release, “Do it Again — My Tribute to Shirley Horn,” is on its third printing, and she grabs top honors wherever she goes.
Ms. Clark won the Gold Medal and $10,000 top prize at the Savannah Music Festival’s American Traditions Competition. She then took first place in the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition, which offers a $2,500 prize along with a featured appearance with the Baltimore Symphony.
Ms. Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley and Loews Madison Hotel. A featured soloist with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival. Both the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and The Ludacris Foundation chose Ms. Clark to perform for their separate tributes to Quincy Jones.
“A revelation . . . I never thought I’d hear a singer I never thought I’d hear a singer with the range, musicality and command of tone and timbre that was Sarah at her best, but now I have.” — JazzTimes