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Barbara Morrison

Show Times: 7pm, 9pm, and 10:15pm

A $20 cover charge applies after 8pm.

Her melodic voice, with its three-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes. A staple on the jazz scene, Barbara Morrison performs frequently with her duo and trio throughout California, and also tours extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Born and raised near Detroit, Michigan, Barbara launched her professional career at age 10 with her first recording for a Detroit radio station.  She moved to Los Angeles in 1973 and began to blaze a trail around the globe, delivering performances that keep audiences asking for more. Barbara has a steadily-growing list of accomplishments as a recording artist, with more than 20 of her own albums/CD’s that feature a catalog of original compositions, popular standards - some live and some in studio.

Over the years she has performed with a notable artists in the jazz and blues worlds, including legends Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Etta James, Esther Phillips, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett, Keb Mo and many others. Barbara has also guest-starred with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra and Doc Severinsen’s Big Band.

Highlights from her career include a 1995 star-studded line-up television tribute to Ella Fitzgerald where she appeared with Mel Torme, Diane Reeves, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick and Lou Rawls; a 14- city tour with the 1986 Phillip Morris Superband that travelled to Canada, Australia, Japan and the Philippines and included Jimmy Smith, James Moody, Kenny Burrell, Jon Faddis and Grady Tate; and as a co-headliner for a 33-city U.S. tour that featured an all-star tribute to composer Harold Arlen, composer of such standards as Over the Rainbow, Get Happy, Stormy Weather, It’s Only a Paper Moon, and I’ve Got the World on a String.


Earlier Event: January 3
Aubrey Logan
Later Event: January 5
Josh Nelson