EVENT BEGINS: 7:00 pm
800 NW 6th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Jacqui Naylor, Art Khu, Bill Athens and Jason Palmer
Friday, June 14th, 2019
Event Hours: 7-10pm
Event Website: jacquinaylor.com
“Naylor remains one of the most superbly arresting vocalists around.” JazzTimes
“She excels as a sensitive song interpreter with unerring intonation.” Downbeat
“‘Acoustic Smashing marks a turning point in Naylor’s career.” Wall Street Journal
San Francisco-based vocalist and songwriter Jacqui Naylor returns to Wilfs following a European tour that included sold-out shows in Germany and Portugal. The artist performed annually at Jimmy Mak’s for more than a decade and is a Portland favorite. Naylor is equally at ease singing the music of Johnny Mercer and David Byrne as she is her own original music, with many of her compositions used in national advertising campaigns. She has recorded and released ten albums, available throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia, making the “top-ten” lists of USA Today, Jazziz, The Washington Post and more. The singer was also the subject of a full-length documentary film, Lucky Girl. Check out the singer with her quartet on a version of the Rodgers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine over ACDC’s Back In Black. Naylor has likewise been praised for fresh takes on more contemporary covers like a stripped-down tribute to David Bowie on Space Oddity and a popular Bossa Nova version of REM’s Losing My Religion, tango-tested on the TV show So You Think You Can Dance. Naylor’s recent album, Q&A,features multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Art Khu. His thoughtful arrangements of jazz standards sit comfortably next to the duo’s originals like “This Is How It Starts” and “Here We Are At Last”. “It’s refreshing to hear Naylor and Khu in the raw—just the cozy, intimate pairing of her Amy Winehouse-meets-Pearl Bailey sound and his elegantly informed playing,” writes JazzTimes. Naylor releases a new album with her quartet in 2020.
Tickets are non-refundable.