Thursday, December 11, 2008

Now's the Time: Roberta Gambarini

The audience at the Folly Theater Saturday night is almost certainly going to adore Roberta Gambarini. The Italian jazz vocalist's mainstream swing is an ideal match for the sensibilities of Kansas City's core jazz audience. As this video demonstrates, Gambarini is in the tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae. Joe Klopus' very helpful summary of Gambarini's career appears in today's Star (link not yet available).

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