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9-time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton joins with celebrated piano virtuoso Tamir Hendelman. Enjoy an intimate and swinging afternoon as Tierney and Tamir invite and inspire you, with songs from The Great American Songbook and much more.

This is what jazz story-telling is supposed to be.

Tierney Sutton

An 9-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received 8 Nominations for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” as well as a 9th for arranging. Known for her impeccable voice and superbly imaginative arrangements, Sutton is heralded for her ability to transform even the most familiar song into a revelation. She is a story-teller.

 

Her 15 recordings as leader have addressed themes such as materialism  and the pursuit of happiness as well as paying tribute to the music of Bill Evans, Frank Sinatra  and Sting.  Her 2013 Joni Mitchell tribute, “After Blue” featured NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws as well as jazz vocal legend Al Jarreau. Her latest album, “Paris Sessions 2” features Serge Merlaud, Kevin Axt and Hubert Laws. The pandemic found Tierney deepening her collaboration with piano powerhouse Tamir Hendelman. This exciting duo has an album in the works.

 

Since 1993 Sutton has fronted The Tierney Sutton Band which has featured instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker. After 29 years together with the same personnel, 

 

Tierney has recently opened the band to exciting new members, yet retaining the same creative, united energy that has fueled the last 3 decades.

 

Director Clint Eastwood has called Sutton “my favorite singer”and hired her, along with TSB pianist Christian Jacob and The Tierney Sutton Band to score his 2016 film, “Sully”.

 

When she is not performing, Tierney is in demand as both a studio producer and vocal coach. She served as vocal producer for famed lyric soprano Natalie Dessay on several albums for Sony Classics including “Pictures of America” and  “Between Yesterday and Tomorrow”.

 

Sutton has taught at USC’s Thornton School of Music, The Jacobs school of Music at Indiana University,  The Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, CA., and currently serves on the faculty of The Centre Des Musiques Didier Lockwood in France. She has given workshops  and masterclasses throughout the world and has taught and mentored some of the finest new generation of singers including Sara Gazarek and Gretchen Parlato.

Tamir Hendelman

Pianist Tamir Hendelman is known for his dynamic and sensitive playing as a trio leader and long time member of the Jeff Hamilton Trio and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. He has performed/recorded with vocalists Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Roberta Gambarini and Tierney Sutton.  His imaginative arranging has also been featured on recordings with Graham Dechter, Richard Galliano and Claudio Roditi.

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