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simone morris trio
May 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
With plenty of love songs in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Toronto-based jazz vocalist SIMONE MORRIS returns to Manhattans, Saturday, February 16, 2019, , joined by long-time guitarist Mike Freedman (guitar) and Andre Brewster (piano).
Soulful, sultry and a little sassy, Simone Morris is reeling from the success of her hot, all-original, debut jazz album “SETTLING UP” (released November 2018), which hit #1 on the iTunes jazz charts and has earned her features, in-depth interviews and extensive airplay from CBC Radio, campus and community radio, etc.
Simone exudes a rare blend of soulfulness and subtlety. A natural storyteller, capturing the essence of jazz gems, while artfully luring audiences into her craftily-spun musical stories.
Known for soulful takes on life and love, she draws on the early influence of favourite singers such as Ray Charles, Etta James, & Joni Mitchell alongside her favourite women in jazz – Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Anita O’Day, Ella Fitzgerald & Nina Simone. Yet Simone carves her own way in the jazz scene. She revels in cultivating a musical ‘home’ for the unexpected.
Enjoy the warmth of this graceful musical soul as she gently serenades, transfixes and transforms.
“Gorgeous album” – Errol Nazareth, host of BIG CITY, SMALL WORLD, CBC RADIO 91.1
“Thank you for restoring my faith in good vocalizing.” – Barrie Woodey, host of JAZZ FOR A SUNDAY NIGHT (CHRW-FM 94.9)