The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents for two nights July 7 – 8, 2009, the powerful blues vocalist, and winner of seven W.C. Handy Awards, Shemekia_Copeland, touring in support of her new Telarc release Never Going Back. Band members include Arthur Neilson (guitar), Rod Gross (drums), Jeremy Baum (keyboards) and Kevin Jenkins (bass). Set times Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6pm.
With Never Going Back, Shemekia_Copeland’s story represents a crossroads on her ongoing artistic journey – a place where numerous new avenues are open to her. While she will always remain loyal to her blues roots, Never Going Back takes a more forward view of the blues, and in so doing points her music and her career in a new direction.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley is located at 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.