Overheard at Hill Center’s Valentine’s Day concert: “I cannot get over the quality of the performers they get here.”
Yup, it’s true. Imani-Grace Cooper gave the Hill Center audience the same quality performance she offered in her debut as a solo artist at New York’s Apollo Theater. And, you didn’t have to take a 3-hour train ride. And, there was free bubbly.
The young jazz vocalist tipped her bright red wide-brimmed hat to Cupid with a two-hour performance of ballads and scat singing accompanied by a trio of excellent musicians on keyboard, bass and drums. The performance was part of a new concert series called Street Scenes that focuses on new music by emerging D.C. jazz artists, curated by Burnett Thompson.
The next concert in the series will feature cellist, composer and vocalist Shana Tucker. Get your tickets soon. They go fast.