Classic and Classy
Cal Haines and Victoria Rogers are establishing themselves as important independent producers of jazz in New Mexico, presenting several thoughtfully themed concert series and featuring performers of local, national and international renown. Next up is classy California singer Leslie Lewis, who will present two concerts of classic material. The first, at the Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living (505 Camino de Los Marquez, Santa Fe) tonight, pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae. The second, in Albuquerque at Nahalat Shalom (3606 Rio Grande NW) on Sunday, honors Sarah Vaughan. Lewis’ instrument can handle both the bright optimism of Fitzgerald and the dusky irony of McRae, and she has the power to do justice to Vaughan, too. She’ll be accompanied by Gerard Hagen (electric keyboard), Michael Glynn (bass) and Haines (drums). Both shows begin at 7 p.m., are all-ages and cost $20. For more info, call 989-1088.