Charenee Wade in "Lady Sings the Blues"

  • The University of Arizona 1017 Olive Rd Tucson, AZ 85721

Channeling the independent spirits and pioneering vocalizations of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, and Ethel Waters, vocalists Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charenee Wade “find nooks and crannies in the material you may not have known were there.” Pianist Mark Shane leads a seven-piece band, enlivening this classic American music and demonstrating the ageless relevance of stomping the blues away.