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2022 CJF: Kandace Springs
April 23, 2022 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT$20 – $45
2022 Charleston Jazz Festival
The Charleston Jazz Festival started in 2015 and is a special time of year when jazz fans throughout the country flock to Charleston to celebrate the Holy City’s rich jazz heritage and thriving jazz scene. From April 21 – 24, 2022, the 2022 Charleston Jazz Festival will feature student musicians, local jazz groups, and internationally acclaimed performers including the Emmet Cohen Trio, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Bruce Harris, the Jorge Luis Pacheco Quartet, Kandace Springs and Etienne Charles & Creole Soul.
“Citing Nina Simone as her inspiration, Springs evinces a similarly powerful beauty, a satin ‘n sinew verve, though her soul-infused sound more strongly suggests Cassandra Wilson by way of Whitney Houston.” –JazzTimes
World renowned Blue Note / Capitol recording artist Kandace Springs’ latest album, released in March 2020, is her most personal work yet. Entitled The Women Who Raised Me, it is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time. The album will feature her unique interpretations of songs that she first heard growing up in Tennessee, and ranges from such classic icons as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Carmen McRae, through 60’s legends Nina Simone and Dusty Springfield, and up to modern masters such as Sade and Lauryn Hill.
“My father used to play me records when I was young, and I fell in love right away with all these great singers”, says Springs. “I literally learned to do what I do by singing along with them. Ever since, I’ve wanted to pay that forward by reminding people of how great these ladies are; we all owe them so much.”
But at the center as always is Kandace’s unique piano style and soul-drenched vocals, and never has the Nashville native sounded so at home in the studio. “I felt so comfortable singing these songs, they are like old friends, and with such great musicians around me I knew we would make magic. I’m so proud of what we did, it’s the best album I’ve ever made.”
Saturday, April 23, 2022
5pm | Doors Open: 4pm
Charleston Music Hall
Tickets: $20 – $45 | $10 Student Tickets
Save $10 off total price with a 2-Show Pass | Save $25 off total price with a 4-Show Ticket Pass
If you need assistance or need to purchase a Wheelchair Space + Companion Seat, please call the box office at 843.641.0011.
Kandace Springs, Piano/Fender Rhodes/Voice
Caylen Bryant, Bass
Camille Gainer, Drums