Tickets ($20 - $25)
The Billie Holiday Project brings you back to the swinging jazz clubs of the 1930s and 1940s. Featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians, the project captures the intensity and intimacy Lady Day is known and loved for. With stories of her life and music interspersed throughout the evening, the performance will include some of Billie’s most recorded songs, as well as lesser-known tunes from her earlier years.
Stella Heath – vocals
Neil Angelo Fontano – piano
Jason Bellenkes – tenor saxophone/clarinet
Trevor Kinsel – upright bass
Spike Klein – drums
About the artist:
The Billie Holiday Project, led by Stella Heath, celebrates the music of Lady Day. Shrouded in mystery, as she was draped in furs, Billie was quintessentially multi-faceted, possessing the sensitivity and ability to make the songs she sang as personal as if she were singing them softly in your very own ear. The Billie Holiday Project evokes the electric and intimate feeling of experiencing Lady Day live in a 1930s jazz club. Drawing from some of Billie’s most recorded tunes—such as “Blue Moon,” “Billie’s Blues,” “God Bless the Child,” and “Strange Fruit” to name a few—the band also revives some of the earlier and lesser-known tunes that Billie interpreted.