Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Riverhouse on the Deschutes
3075 Business 97, Bend, OR 97701
Tierney Sutton: Vocals ⎮ Christian Jacob: Piano ⎮ Kevin Axt: Bass ⎮ Ray Brinker: Drums“A serious jazz artist who take the whole enterprise to another level.” (New York Times)Vocalist Tierney Sutton has been Grammy-nominated for every recording she has released over the last decade! Tierney has headlined The Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Her voice can be heard on several major television commercials (BMW, Yoplait Yogurt and Coca-Cola). Sutton also teaches at USC’s Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles College of Music.Her most recent recording, After Blue, is a re-imagining of the legacy of Joni Mitchell, and was Grammy-nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album. This is the band’s ninth recording.For her appearance in Bend, Tierney will be accompanied by her regular trio, which features amazing artists in their own right — Christian Jacob on piano (Maynard Ferguson, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira), drummer Ray Brinker (Pat Benatar, Brian Setzer, Anita O’Day, Ray Chalres, Woody Herman), and bassist Trey Henry (Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, Henry Mancini, Natalie Cole, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Steve Wonder, Aaron Neville, Tom Scott, Lalo Schifrin). A unique aspect of this group is that The Tierney Sutton Band operates as a true collaborative, where all musical and business decisions are made as full partners. In fact, they are legally incorporated, and in 2011 received a Grammy nomination for collaborative arranging.