Kandace Springs with Jimmie Herrod

North Portland
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Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020
Cost: $25
3939 N Mississippi Ave
Portland, OR 97227

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Part of the 2020 Biamp PDX Jazz Festival.

World-renowned Blue Note/Capitol recording artist Kandace Springs’ next album, scheduled for release in February 2020, will be 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 ’60s 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.”

Jimmie Herrod is a Pacific Northwest-based artist and performer who now splits time between Portland, Oregon and Paris, France. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in music composition and performance from Cornish and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Portland State University. While he currently serves as an adjunct professor of jazz voice, he remains an active performer, both as soloist and collaborator. Jimmie has worked in Seattle’s lauded musical theater scene at ArtsWest and the Fifth Avenue Theater. Recent performance highlights include being a featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony’s showcase in the 2018 TedX series, working with international acts such as Odesza as well as being a regular guest vocalist with Pink Martini, touring throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. In 2018 Jimmie recorded “Exodus,” his first single with Pink Martini, as well the solo album of original works, Falling in Love and Learning to Love Myself.

This show is 21 and over.