Legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan is coming to Detroit for two nights ONLY at The Willis Show Bar, and proceeds benefit WRCJ 90.9 FM. Two shows nightly at 7p & 9p. Order tickets now for Sunday, 9/16 or Monday, 9/17.
Joining her will be Marion Hayden – Bass; Mike Jellick – Piano; David Taylor – Drums; and a special appearance by vocalist Joan Belgrave.
Sheila Jordan is a Detroit jewel and NEA Jazz Master. In the 1940’s she sang in the local jazz clubs and was a member of the trio Skeeter, Mitch, and Jean (Skeeter Spight, Leroi Mitchell, and Jordan was “Jean”), which wrote lyrics to music by Charlie Parker. Her trio went to Parker’s performances in Detroit, met him, and he would ask them to sing.