Saturday, August 3. 8:00 pm, $20.
Sultry chanteuse evokes a bygone era of sensuous Jazz queens with a modern, feminist twist.
Whether singing her own compositions or drawing on a large repertoire of classics, Lavay Smith and her all-star, eight-piece band bake up good times for all. Consisting of four horns, piano, bass, and drums, the Red Hot Skillet Lickers have performed and recorded with: Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tito Puente, Lionel Hampton, Wynton Marsalis, Big Joe Turner, Ray Charles, Big Mama Thornton, and Taj Mahal, to name a few.