With a theater background that extends to her youthful performances with the Children's Theatre Company, local jazz singer Christine Rosholt injects a natural effervescence into the jazz standards she loves. Her phrasing has a dewy freshness that helps define classic tunes from the likes of Jobim, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, and Fats Waller with sparkling clarity. Her first album, 2006's Detour Ahead, was a studio recording that earned a Minnesota Music Award nomination for best jazz CD. She'll record her second over these two dates in the live setting she cherishes for the energy she says she derives from the audience. She'll again pick from the long list of standards she knows, including "Cheek to Cheek," "Tea for Two," "Devil May Care," "Emily," and "Summertime." "They've kind of been my favorites," she says, "and I like to mix up the styles." Joining her will be her regular band: fiery young pianist Tanner Taylor, bassist Graydon Peterson, and ace vets saxophonist Dave Karr and drummer Jay Epstein.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Jan. 30. Continues through Jan. 31, 2008
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