Lovers of Jazz, R&B and Pop—don’t miss this global star Aubrey Logan.
by Richard Newsham, VMF consultant
Lovers of Jazz, R&B and Pop—don’t miss this global star of stage and stream with her transfixing voice and slide-in-your-tracks trombone technique during her 2021 Ventura Music Festival concert on Friday, July 23, at 8 pm, at the Robert G. Valles Performing Arts Center at Pacifica High School, 600 E Gonzales Rd, in Oxnard.
Aubrey Logan—a.k.a. the “Queen of Sass” or “Diva of Brass”—has cast a spell on audiences large (2017 Festival international de Jazz de Montréal) and small (Austin’s intimate basement Parker Jazz Club) with her postmodern jukebox concerts that tilt hard for Jazz lounge standards, Pop hits and R&B and Calypso classics.
An “American Idol” contestant—who has worked with Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Josh Groban, Dave Koz, Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson and Pharrell Williams—she uses her phenomenal vocal powers—now chanteuse, now opera singer—and sly Tommy Dorsey inspired “glides” on her trombone (the only brass instrument with a slide) to draw her listeners into compellingly sultry and adventuresome arrangements of popular music.
Whether it’s Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythm,” MC Hammer’s ”Can’t Touch This,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean,” Smashmouth’s “ALLSTAR,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” or Wham’s “Careless Whisper”—around the corner of every familiar tune (and the songwriter’s originals) are “anything but standard” surprises—a favorite song magically transformed by her singular brass and vocal gifts. Don’t miss witnessing this once-in-a-generation talent!
Tickets and details for this 100% vaccinated event at www.venturamusicfestival.org.