Tonight, Saturday June 9; 8:30 PM
Steamers Jazz Cafe
5 Scoops of Bosco
Critically acclaimed vocalist Barbara Morrison returns to Steamers Jazz Cafe Tonight Sat. June 9.
has been featured on over twenty recordings in almost every genre from
traditional jazz and blues to gospel and pop. Her melodic voice, with
its two-and-a-half-octave range, are known worldwide, as are her rich,
unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar
jazz and blues classics, and original contemporary tunes.
striking is her ability to belt out down-home, soul-stirring Blues.
Breathtaking are her impassioned renditions of old and favorite torch
It come as no surprise that listeners have
experienced the pleasures of Morrison's rich and vibrant tones as the
lead vocalist on the movie sound track for The Hurricane, starring
Denzel Washington, as well as her vocals on The Duke Ellington
Millennium CD, and Johnny Otis's most recent CD, "Ooo Shoo Be Dooo.".
Additional credits include the hit NBC TV comedy The Naked Truth, The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Dennis Miller Show.
and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Barbara Morrison recorded her first
appearance for radio in Detroit at the age of 10. Well known in the Los
Angeles area for her duo and trio dates, Morrison also tours
extensively across the continental United States, Western Europe, the
Far East and in Australia, wowing audiences with her own band, and
opening for such greats as Ray Charles. Additional, she guest stars with
the Count Basie Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Doc
Severinsen's Big Band. In additional to her gigs with such luminaries,
she also performs at renown festivals around the world including
Montreaux, Nice, Pori, Carnegie Hall, North Sea, Monterey, and Long
Beach. Her Salute to Dizzy Gillespie and her Tribute to Benny Golson,
are fondly remembered by Morrison fans that return again and again to
share her rare, unique and exceptional vocal gifts.