It will be a duo of duos on Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m. when Jazzstock welcomes the legendary and ageless jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan. The 87-year-old Jordan, who once jammed with Charlie Parker and who was the first vocalist ever signed to Blue Note Records, has long been in the habit of performing in a duo with bassist Cameron Brown. Known especially for her creative and memorable approach to interpreting ballads – in full effect on 2015’s Straight Ahead – Jordan is by all accounts at the top of her game and more.
Inspired by Jordan and Brown, regional jazz eminences Teri Roiger and John Menegon have been performing in the same voice-and-bass format for 25 years: longer than Jordan and Brown, it turns out, who first collaborated in 1997. Roiger and Menegon will follow Jordan and Brown’s performance with a set of their own, and join forces for an almost-hard-to-imagine quartet at the end of the night.
Tickets cost $30 general admission, $40 for seating in the first two rows, and can be purchased at www.jazzstock.com. The Woodstock Community Center is located at 56 Rock City Road in Woodstock.