Los Gatos Music & Arts and Linda L. Lester present
“The GALA” featuring renowned vocalist Kim Nalley
– In a Special Tribute to Billie Holiday –
Sunday, Sept. 26 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Benefiting Jazz OFF the Plazz 2021 “Cool Cats in Los Gatos”
The GALA event will be held at La Estancia Estate. Free Valet Parking opens at 5 PM. Gates Open at 5:15 PM. Cocktails 5:30- 6:00 PM. Passed Appetizers & Small Plates 6:00 – 7:00 PM. Live Auction 7:00 – 7:15 PM. Performance 7:30 – 8:30 PM. Farewell & Auction Item Pickup by 9 PM.
More Details to follow after ticket purchase.
The GALA features the renowned vocalist, Kim Nalley along with Tammy Hall (Piano) Michael Zisman (Bass) Mads Tolling (Violin) and Leon Joyce (Drums). Dr. Nalley has been awarded “Most Influential African American in the Bay Area” in 2005 and “Best Jazz Group” in 2013, and is already being called “legendary” and a “San Francisco institution”.
Audiences are awed by her aura of a diva from a by-gone era, packing a 3 1/2 octave range that can go from operatic to gritty blues on a dime with vocal projection that can whisper a ballad yet fill a room with no microphone. She has toured the world gracing concert halls from Moscow to Lincoln Center and festivals from Umbria Jazz to Monterey Jazz garnering effusive international press, awards, and ranking high on the Jazz charts.
She has been compared to all the greats, but in the end, it’s Kim Nalley and no one else – an unforced instrument with clarity and jazzy musicality, effortlessly delivered, and a sense of humor to boot.
You do not want to miss this event.
Jazz On The Plaza executive producer Michael Jacobi added this note about the Gala. “The last two seasons of limited-to-no-production of our marvelous live-programming has challenged our spirits and tested our resolve. But jazz is one of the best medicines known to man, and we cannot abandon our mission to bring the very best music to our fans. That is why the Gala this year is so especially important. It will provide the foundation for our future programming…and it’s going to be a LOT of fun. Please join us in helping to keep Los Gatos jazz alive.”
Cocktails, wine, small plates, desserts and Auction will be part of the evening