Sheila Jordan


2012 NEA Jazz Master recipient, the legendary vocalist, Sheila Jordan, whose career spans more than seven decades joins guitarist Roni Ben-Hur, and bassist Harvie S to present selections from their recently recorded album, and more.

“Sheila, Roni and Harvie presented the songs as vital, living, breathing works of art with depths still to explore, surprises still to be found, and pleasures still to be shared. Her remarkable sense of time and phrasing remains colored with a healthy dose of the blues and, in fact, she chose to open with Oscar Brown, Jr.’s “Hum Drum Blues” which was a gutsy choice in 1962, and remains one in 2021, proving that the audience needn’t worry about making allowances for years, or changing tastes, or anything else. 

The tremendous response of the audience was not for some attempt at nostalgically recalling past musical triumphs. The applause and cheers were inspired by singing so vital, so smart and so bristling with ideas and with life, that I can’t imagine a better example of vocal jazz to be found in the city in 2021. I felt like I was eavesdropping on some sweet and rare dream of jazzy perfection. I was happy and grateful to be in her presence and to be touched by her timeless art.” Bistro Awards

Date & Time

January 01, 1970

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