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Award Winning Jazz Vocalist WENDY PEDERSEN Appearing Fri Mar 20th 2015 at 8:00pm


(Past White Horse performers $5)

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years.  

White Horse Black Mountain presents a variety of great jazz performances each month.  Our monthly "Cabaret Jazz" series has proved extremely popular with our audiences and showcases talented jazz vocalists.  This month we're pleased to bring in a top jazz performer from South Florida, Wendy Pedersen.  It's a rare opportunity to hear a performer of Ms Pederson's level here in the fact it's a rare opportunity to hear this level of talent anywhere in the United States.  We invite you and your friends to join us for this special evening.   

A graduate of the University of Miami’s Studio Music and Jazz Vocal program, Wendy began her singing career in high school, but her earliest memory is poring through her mom’s record collection, practically wearing out the vinyl on Elton John and Beatle’s records. Eventually, her heart found it’s way to jazz and it has felt like home ever since.

Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace “Jazz Artist of the Year” and a Miami New Times “best vocalist” . Leonard Pitts of The Miami Herald said, “when she sings, her voice an elegant melismatic instrument, evokes the standard emotions, yes, but deeper longings and muted desires.” 

Doug Adrianson, of The Miami Herald said,
 “..she can steam up your contact lenses from 100 feet away.”

The Miami New Times said, 
“Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart...” 

Wendy Pedersen’s discography includes her debut CD, “Me + Three”; a Holiday CD, “Ho Ho Ho”; and her brand new release, “Under The Influence”, a tribute to the many women who inspired and influenced her. 

Wendy also sings with an exciting new jazz vocal quartet, Mad Romance, featuring Rick Harris, Lisanne Lyons and Greg Diaz.

CLICK HERE to visit the Wendy Pedersen website.

Accomplished Pianist JIM GASIOR to Accompany Ms. Pedersen at  White Horse 

Pianist Jim Gasior is a jazz educator based in South Florida who performs regularly with Ed Calle, Wendy Pedersen, Fernando Ulibarri and Aaron Lebos.

Having taught at the New World School of the Arts (NWSA) for more than 10 years, Gasior is an inspiration to his students and the ensembles that have excelled under his direction. New World School of the Art’s Jazz Ensemble has repeatedly been honored as a finalist band at the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington competition in New York City. In addition, students of the NWSA jazz program have been regular recipients of Student Music Awards by DownBeat magazine.

Gasior has performed with jazz greats such as Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson, Slide Hampton, Terell Stafford, Robin Eubanks, Duffy Jackson and the Jaco Pastorious Reunion Band as well as pop and Latin music artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Alih Jey, Smokey Robinson, Jose Feliciano, Raul Diblasio, Jane Oliver and Ben Vereen.