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Sunday, November 5th, 2017
7:00 PM
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Saturday night is Jazz + Blues = Soul. A celebration of the rhythms of jazz, funk, blues and R&B. Featuring the magic of Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artists Miki Howard a major force on the smooth jazz scene. Plus rising star, Kandace Springs, the Blue Note recording vocalist receiving rave reviews. Together with Jazz All-Stars they will rock the house.
Miki Howard - The one and only Miki Howard is a Grammy nominated, Soul Train Award winning and critically acclaimed Jazz and Rhythm and Blues songstress.



Miki has had two #1 singles (“Ain’t Nobody Like You” and “Ain’t Nothin’ In The World”), five Top 10 singles (“Baby Be Mine, That’s What Love Is, Come Share My Love, Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do)” and her signature hit “Love Under New Management”), one Top 20 single (“Imagination”) and four Top 100 singles (“Come Back Lover, Crazy, Come Home To Me” and “Release Me”) on the Billboard R&B Singles Charts. Miki has also had two Top 10 albums (“Miki Howard” and “Femme Fatale”), two Top 20 albums (“Come Share My Love” and “Love Confessions”) and three Top 100 albums (“Miki Sings Billie, Three Wishes” and “Pillow Talk”) on the Billboard R&B Album Charts so far in her career. 



Howard continued with a successful solo career after switching to Giant Records in 1991. Her first single under her new contract, "Ain't Nobody like You," became Howard's second number-one R&B hit. The subsequent album, 1992's “Femme Fatale”, featured Howard's renditions of classic tracks originally performed by Dinah Washington ("This Bitter Earth") and Billie Holiday ("Good Morning Heartache").
 After a casting director saw her perform some Billie Holiday tunes at a New York City concert at Radio City Music Hall, Howard was offered the chance to portray Holiday in a nightclub scene in director Spike Lee's 1992 film “Malcolm X”. The following year, Howard recorded an entire album of Holiday songs, “Miki Sings Billie”, including her favorite Holiday tune, "Don't Explain."



Miki Howard is now touring the US and abroad, combining her chart topping hit songs with a mixture of Jazz, modern standards and good old blues to create a musical feast for the heart and soul. 

Kandace Springs - Every so often a new singer emerges who’s able to assimilate multiple musical touchstones and still come off sounding remarkably fresh and unburdened by the past. Kandace Springs is one of those artists. The 27-year-old, Nashville-based singer, songwriter and pianist counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by her sparkling full-length Blue Note Records debut, Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.



Instead, Springs allows her comely alto to become a conduit that touches upon soul, jazz and pop while transforming those aforementioned influences into a personalized sound that reveals itself effortlessly. “The artists who have inspired me the most all sang so naturally,” Springs says. “That helped me find my own sound.”
Springs’ journey to discovering her uniqueness didn’t happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled debut EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent with production by Pop & Oak (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel). The EP was incredibly well-received and led to TV performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. 









“Kandace has a voice that could melt snow”—Prince 



“On a more serious note, the potent and focused singer-keyboardist Kandace Springs gave her chilling take on the haunting racial disparity lament ‘Strange Fruit,’ blending the influences of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.”—DownBeat
“Kandace Springs set a calming environment with her soulful voice... audience members couldn’t get enough and begged her for another song.”—Global Grind 
With these two great artists we hope you agree it will be a night to remember. 
What can I bring into the event?
The venue has a no host, full service bar including cocktails, beer, wine and refreshments. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.  
What's the refund policy?
No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.  
What's the photography policy? 
Press and media outlets must contact our public relations company for prior approval and access. Please see our website pswomensjazzfestival.org.
Guests are allowed phones with cameras only.