Mary Stallings Duos w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf | SFJAZZ

Mary Stallings

Mary Stallings Duos w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

Mary Stallings Duos
w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Mary Stallings
Duets Series: SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings  
Cyrus Chestnut

Mary Stallings Duos w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

Mary Stallings Duos
w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Cyrus Chestnut
Duets Series: SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings  
Warren Wolf

Mary Stallings Duos w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

Mary Stallings Duos
w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

Sunday, May 7, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Warren Wolf
Duets Series: SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Mary Stallings  

Mary Stallings Duos w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Warren Wolf

The best vocalists shine brightest and show their truest colors in a duo setting when the interaction between voice and instrument is at its most improvisational and collaborative. In the tradition of her spectacular Season 2 duo performance with piano giant Kenny Barron, for her final night, Bay Area vocalist Mary Stallings performs an evening of intimate duets with a pair of master instrumentalists whose finely attuned instincts and voice-like melodic approaches make them perfect musical partners. Pianist Cyrus Chestnut cut his teeth as an accompanist with singing legend Betty Carter and later toured with opera diva Kathleen Battle. His work with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Donald Harrison as well as his 17 albums as a leader inspired Time Magazine to call him “the best pianist of his generation.” Vibraphonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and member of the SFJAZZ Collective, Warren Wolf moved quickly from burgeoning sideman with Bobby Watson and Christian McBride’s Inside Straight to journeyman status as a leader with his hard-charging band Wolfpack and three increasingly accomplished albums. He has excelled as successor to Stefon Harris in the SFJAZZ Collective, becoming, in the Huffington Post’s words: “a major player on the contemporary music scene whose time has come.”

Artist Personnel

Mary Stallings vocals
Cyrus Chestnut piano
Warren Wolf vibraphone

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"Stallings’ warmth keens with blues inflection, her firm sense of time and pulse reach you with laid-back ease " — New York Daily News
"Soul is a quality that can’t be bought or borrowed, faked or sold, which probably explains why Mary Stallings has emerged once again as one of the most distinctive and compelling jazz singers on the scene. " — DownBeat