Mark Murphy 5th Annual Scholarship Concert
with Rhiannon, Clairdee, Nicolas Bearde, Jackie Ryan, and Laurie Antonioli
The Jazzschool Institute continues to honor legendary jazz vocalist Mark Murphy in an event to benefit an exceptional vocal student. The Mark Murphy Scholarship Fund was designed for this purpose and our Annual Scholarship Concert is one of the highlights of the year! Mark Murphy has been a mentor to so many Bay Area jazz singers and this celebration of his work has thrilled audiences and inspired performers alike. This… Show more
Rhiannon, best known through her ten years as vocalist with the jazz group ALIVE!, blends classical drama with multicultural street theater, and scat phrasings in her innovative genre of jazz storytelling....
Mark Murphy often seemed to be the only true jazz singer of his generation. A young, hip post-bop vocalist, Murphy spent most of his career sticking to the standards -- and often presented radically reworked versions of those standards while many submitted to the lure of the lounge singer -- during the artistically fallow period of the 1970s and '80s....
Jazz singer Clairdee's warm, effervescent, and sassy style has not only earned her rave reviews but also a solid fan base, of which the famed Nancy Wilson is a member. Born Barbara Clairdee in Tucson, AZ, Clairdee spent most her early years in Denver, CO, but as an Air Force child, she saw more travel than most children....
Vocalist Jackie Ryan arrived on the ever-changing jazz scene at the dawning of the new millennium, deriving a classic, yet exotic style and sound. Of Mexican, Irish, French, and Spanish decent, Ryan throws her background it into her music....
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