This Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley will host a dynamic live show featuring Davina and the Vagabonds. From Jazz Alley:
New Spin on an Old Sound, Davina and the Vagabonds have created a stir on the national music scene with their high-energy live shows, level A musicianship, sharp-dressed professionalism, and Sowers’ commanding stage presence. With influences ranging from Fats Domino and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Aretha Franklin and Tom Waits, the band is converting audiences one show at a time, from Vancouver to Miami and across Europe. In 2011 Davina released her first full-length, all original album Black Cloud. It was named one of the 10 best releases of the year by the Minneapolis Star & Tribune and awarded 4 ½ stars from Downbeat Magazine. Their next release in 2014, Sunshine, hit number 13 on the Billboard Blues Chart and led them to be a musical feature on the hit BBC show, Later with Jools Holland.
DATV’s shows are filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, dark theatrical moments that evoke Kurt Weill, and tender gospel passages. Davina’s voice and stage presence defy category in a different way. Davina has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: Sowers is a true original.
Davina and the Vagabonds
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28-29, 7:30pm
Where: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley (2033 6th Avenue)
Tickets are $27.50