Vocalist Sherri Roberts pays homage to Springtime, a celebration of everyone’s favorite season. For over twenty years, Sherri has performed a tribute to Spring during that most verdant time of year, featuring an intriguing set list of tunes that swings from the familiar to the obscure.
Available March 24 via Pacific Coast Jazz
Featuring: Sherri Roberts: vocals; David Udolf: piano; Harvie S: bass;
Akira Tana: drums; Sheryl Bailey: guitar
PACIFIC COAST JAZZ/ BLUE HOUSE RECORDINGS
THE CD, ROBERTS’ 5th, IS A JAZZ TRIBUTE TO SPRINGTIME
FEATURING A BI-COASTAL RHYTHM SECTION
ROBERTS TO APPEAR AT TWO CD RELEASE SHOWS:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 AT BLUE NOTE, NAPA
FRIDAY, MAY 12 AT THE SOUND ROOM, OAKLAND
Who: Vocalist Sherri Roberts celebrates release of new CD, Anybody’s Spring, in performance with David Udolf - piano, Chris Amberger - bass, Akira Tana- drums
When: Wednesday, May 10
Two Shows: 7:00 and 9:30pm
Where: Blue Note Napa
1030 Main Street, Napa
Tickets: $10 - $20
When: Friday, May 12
Where: The Sound Room
2147 Broadway, Oakland
Tickets: Advanced seating- $20.00, General admission - $15.00
Advance ticket purchase and event information:
Vocalist Sherri Roberts tries to get our minds off the present snow and prepare us for the freshness of spring on her most recent album of that features songs of the primavera. Her warm and relaxed voice fits well into the lazy swinging groove of “It’s Anybody’s Spring” with rich soloing by Bailey, while piano and bass chime to a flowing waltz as Roberts glistens on “Spring Sprang Sprung” Guitar and bass sound like droplets of dew as Roberts eases into “They Say It’s Spring,” while a hip bass intro leads the way for her breathy voice into for a bopping “Joy Spring.” Tana is crisp as Romaine lettuce while setting the opening for Roberts to glide into a nimble “Lady Bird” whereas the more reflective part of the season is saved for last on a soft duet with Udolf during a late night and early morning low clouds read of “Spring Isn’t Everything.” An excellent weather report!
-George Harris, Jazzweekly
The texture of her register and the enchanting way she sings a lyric, emphasizing the underlying emotions and creating an intimate atmosphere. Specks of bop jazz are also present, as she is joined by pianist David Udolf, bassist Harvie S, drummer Akira Tana, and guitarist Sheryl Bailey. Continuously sensitive to the sentiment being channeled through the lyrics, Roberts makes a striking conduit, affecting audiences with an indelible delivery.
Stream Tracks From Anybody's Spring
-Susan Frances, Blogcritics
Sherri has the ultimate voice for the kind of jazz she’s doing on this fine release of a dozen songs… just listen to the laid-back atmosphere she creates on “Joy Spring“… with energetic contributions from Harvie S on bass, piano from David Udolf, drums from Akira Tana and guitar by Sheryl Bailey – this is the best jazz vocal set I’ve listened to (yet) in 2017!
-Dick Metcalf, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
When you listen to Sherri’s thoughtful way with a vocal line, or her vibrant sense of swing, or her effortless embodiment of a song’s emotion…a certain starry-eyed enchantment is inevitable.