Vanessa Rubin w/ La Lucha
|Date:||Friday, March 24, 2023|
Vanessa Rubin and La Lucha | Friday March 24, 8 p.m. | Doors open at 7 p.m.*
Tickets: $30 members; $32 not-yet-members; $16 students (13+)
Revered as both a torchbearer and a storyteller, jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin possesses a voice hailed for crystalline clarity, hearth-like warmth and playful lioness sass.
The Cleveland native brings a wealth of diverse influences to her vocal performance from both the Trinidadian/Caribbean roots of her mother and traditional jazz by way of her Louisiana-born father.
Additional homespun influences include the melodic bell tone clarity of a young Capital Records recording artist, Nancy Wilson, the fire of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the sweet sounds of trumpeter Blue Mitchell as well as her love of the Motown Sound…especially girl groups like the Supremes.
La Lucha is a Tampa Bay-based trio that consists of three best friends from three different parts of the world: Colombia (Alejandro Arenas), Mexico (John O’Leary), & United States (Mark Feinman). Their music ventures boldly into a wide variety of musical styles, offering an appealing and fun mix of genres under the jazz umbrella.
*The Kumquat Kitchen will be open for dinner. Drinks and snacks will also be available for purchase. Not outside food or beverages, please.
Paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax revenues