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Carmen Lundy

Aug 12, Saturday - 7pm
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Hammer Theatre Stage

Carmen Lundy is one of the finest jazz singers performing today, known for her innovative musicianship and songwriting. A critically acclaimed recording artist, Lundy has received noteworthy praise from The New York TimesThe Village VoiceLos Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

Lundy has performed at the most prestigious festivals and concert halls in Japan, Europe, Australia, South America, Africa, the U.S. and Canada. Her far-reaching discography also includes performances and recordings with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper, Patrice Rushen and the late Kenny Kirkland, among others.

In April 2016, Lundy was honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award by Black Women In Jazz and The Arts. She’s also been awarded keys to the city of Miami, with January 25 declared “Carmen Lundy Day” by Miami-Dade County’s Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Her most recent album, Code Noir, was released earlier this year. Written entirely by Lundy, the album traverses musical genres and is a song cycle for these turbulent times. On the album, her voice is “a remarkably liquid instrument, luxurious as cashmere yet sturdy as cast iron,” according to JazzTimes.

Lundy has performed at the most prestigious festivals and concert halls in Japan, Europe, Australia, South America, Africa, the U.S. and Canada. Her far-reaching discography also includes performances and recordings with such musicians as brother and bassist Curtis Lundy, Ray Barretto, Kenny Barron, Bruce Hornsby, Mulgrew Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargrove, Jimmy Cobb, Ron Carter, Marian McPartland, Steve Turre, Geri Allen, Robert Glasper, Patrice Rushen and the late Kenny Kirkland, among others.

In April 2016, Lundy was honored with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Award by Black Women In Jazz and The Arts. She’s also been awarded keys to the city of Miami, with January 25 declared “Carmen Lundy Day” by Miami-Dade County’s Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

Her most recent album, Code Noir, was released earlier this year. Written entirely by Lundy, the album traverses musical genres and is a song cycle for these turbulent times. On the album, her voice is “a remarkably liquid instrument, luxurious as cashmere yet sturdy as cast iron,” according to JazzTimes.


Personnel

Carmen Lundy, vocals
Victor Gould, piano and keys
Ben Williams, bass
Jamison Ross, drums
Andrew Renfroe, guitar

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