Mary Stallings w/ Bruce Barth Quartet | SFJAZZ

Mary Stallings

Mary Stallings w/ Bruce Barth Quartet


Mary Stallings
w/ Bruce Barth Quartet

Thursday, May 4, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium


Mary Stallings w/ Bruce Barth Quartet

A sparkling evening of Brazilian standards is on tap, as Mary Stallings performs in collaboration with pianist Bruce Barth and her all-star quartet augmented by a pair of special guests. Barth is a veteran performer, composer, and bandleader who has appeared on over 100 recordings and soundtracks, and has enjoyed lengthy stints with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and trumpeter Terence Blanchard. Trombone great Luis Bonilla is known (like Stallings) for his work with legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, as well as duty with McCoy Tyner, Freddie Hubbard, Tony Bennett, Tom Harrell, and mentor Lester Bowie. A former member of the Mingus Big Band, he’s released five superb Afro-Cuban releases and currently performs with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Rio-born guitarist Romero Lubambo is a member of the legendary Brazilian jazz group Trio da Paz, and has been one of the most visible, virtuosic and prolific guitar players in jazz since his career began in the 1980s. In addition to his work as a leader and stunning résumé as a sideman, Lubambo has had a lengthy career collaborating on Brazilian-influenced projects with vocalists Dianne Reeves, Diana Krall, Angélique Kidjo, Jane Monheit, Jackie Ryan, and René Marie. With this supercharged ensemble, Mary Stallings re-imagines bossa nova and samba classics with a distinctly Bay Area flavor.

Artist Personnel

Mary Stallings vocals
Luis Bonilla trombone
Romero Lubambo guitar
Bruce Barth piano
Vicente Archer bass
Clarence Penn drums

Artist Website

"Stallings’ warmth keens with blues inflection, her firm sense of time and pulse reach you with laid-back ease " — New York Daily News
"Jazz singing simply doesn’t get any better " — JazzTimes

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