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Cabaret Jazz: WENDY JONES Appearing Sat Jun 23rd at 8pm

$10 in advance
$12 at the door

“The singer’s distinctive and sometimes-haunting voice proves to be very effective no matter what the mood of the piece. She gives sensitivity to each selection that she interprets and displays a complete understanding of the lyrics while swinging at every tempo.”
- Scott Yanow, Jazz Journalist and Music Critic (Los Angeles, CA) 

Wendy is a professional vocalist and recording artist who has been delivering smart and arresting performances to the mountains of Western NC and in the process has become one of the most popular artists in the region. She consistently receives accolades for her energetic and distinctive performances of gypsy jazz, jazz standards, modern jazz, and original jazz.

A versatile vocalist, Wendy has appeared on stages from Chicago to Tokyo and performed with artists such as NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, legendary jazz guitarist Howard Alden, Crystal Gale, and has sung backup for the alternative hip hop group Deltron 3030. She has twice performed on the stage of the Jazz Arts Initiative in Charlotte with the Page Brothers and has also appeared at the Mountain Oasis Music Festival, the Spartanburg Jazz Festival, Our World Festival, and the Django Reinhardt Festival in Asheville.

(Wendy) "possesses a rich voice and that ineffable quality that allows certain performers to glow from within. She dazzled every time she was onstage." 
- Nancy Stetson, Naples Daily News - Naples, Florida

"Wendy is always pushing herself to expand her repertoire into more difficult material. She's not afraid of a challenging piece of music and her pitch and vocal control are so precise, she's able to tackle difficult material and nail it." 

Bassist Zack Page - Rapid River Arts and Culture Magazine

In addition to singing with her own jazz quartet, she is also the featured vocalist with the Asheville Jazz Orchestra, the Michael Jefry Stevens Trio, The Steve Watson Trio, and the Richard Shulman Group.

In 2014, the Wendy Jones Quartet released their first CD entitled PERFECT DREAM which features the original music of Michael Jefry Stevens. In 2017 she recorded with both the Steve Watson Trio and with the Richard Shulman Group. Richard Shulman's CD TURNED INTO LEMONADE was released in March of 2018.

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