Jennifer Bruce and the Lori Mechem Quartet

02Mar2018

Incomparable Lori Mechem on piano, Roger Spencer on bass, legendary drummer Duffy Jackson and Andy Reiss on guitar

From 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm

At Rudy's Jazz Room

$15

Powerhouse vocalist Jennifer Bruce teams up with the incomparable Lori Mechem Quartet with Roger Spencer on bass, Duffy Jackson on drums and Andy Reiss on guitar.

JENNIFER BRUCE a native Californian, started her career as a vocalist at the tender age of 10 performing at Disneyland and USO tours. She is a versatile vocalist influenced by many musical styles but has always had a love for the Great American Songbook and Jazz. A self proclaimed old soul, Jennifer has a rich, sultry, soulful voice, and excels at song interpretation. She was a featured vocalist on Nashville's General Jackson Showboat for three years and toured the country with comedian Steve Hall & Shotgun Red for many years as a featured entertainer. Currently, Jennifer has been performing with her contemporary jazz group, DejaNu and is getting ready to release their second album in April 2018.

LORI MECHEM is a respected jazz pianist, composer and educator. In addition to directing production shows and conducting musical theater, she has performed with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Red Holloway, Jimmy Smith, Cal Collins, Roy McCurdy, Terry Gibbs, Pete Christlieb, Ed Thigpen, Houston Person, Kevin Mahogany, Everett Greene, Kirk Whalum, Anthony Wilson, Oscar Castro Neves, Bobby Millitello, Marvin Stamm,  Ann Jillian, Edie Gorme and the McGuire Sisters.

A native of Anderson Indiana, Lori received a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Lori’s CD “Welcome to Brazil” was nominated for “Best Jazz Album of the Year” by the Nashville Music Awards in 1997. Lori and her husband Roger Spencer are the founders of Nashville’s first jazz school, The Nashville Jazz Workshop. Lori is the Director of Education at the Workshop which hosts the Jazz Cave, Nashville's longest running Jazz performance venue for the past 17 years.

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