Ernie Watts & Janis Mann
December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$25 at the door (subject to availability)
Janis Mann – vocals
Ernie Watts – saxophone
Jeff Colella – piano
Mike Gurrola – bass
Kendall Kay — drums
Renowned jazz vocalist Janis Mann returns to the Grape stage with the legendary saxophonist Ernie Watts and a stellar rhythm section consisting of Jeff Colella on piano, Mike Gurrola on bass, and Kendall Kay on drums.
Janis and Ernie have performed together for several years resulting in a history of unforgettable concerts.
Two-time Grammy winner Ernie Watts is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists as well as one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in music.
Ernie’s history includes his renowned collaboration with Charlie Haden; stints with Buddy Rich, the Tonight Show band, and the Rolling Stones; recordings with Jack DeJohnette, Kenny Barron, Mulgrew Miller, Eddie Gomez, Jimmy Cobb; and a repertoire of brilliant original compositions, some of which you’ll hear at this show.
A native New Yorker, Janis Mann has been a major presence on the L.A. music scene for years as well as touring extensively in New York and on the West Coast. She performs with Diane Schuur, Roy Haynes, Kenny Werner, Bob Mintzer, Ernie Watts, and many other jazz luminaries in addition to her own legendary shows. Her music appears in films and her recordings are a radio and streaming mainstay.
This is a night of music not to be missed!