BLUE HAWAIIAN: Vintage & International Jazz… with a Tropical Twist!
Versatile, multilingual, Hawaiian jazz vocalist Nikki Dee will “knock your Aloha shirt off” with a seamless blend of styles and languages that will transport you around the world, from Brazil to Hawaii to the French Caribbean and beyond.
In a single evening you’ll travel back in time to the boisterous speakeasy’s of 1920s New York; sip cocktails in a small café in 1950′s Paris or Rome; samba the night away in present-day Rio de Janeiro; and feel a lovely hula girl (or beach boy!) slip a lei around your neck in old Waikiki.
Nikki Dee on vocals, ukulele & percussion
Matt Wexler on upright bass
Tim Tacket Brown on drums & percussion
Rotating guest musicians on piano, guitar, accordion, vocals & more!
Suzie Bradford’s sultry pop vocals are like a smooth sip of nectar. She’s been influenced by such artists as Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan & Aimee Mann, but more often, this Washington-born singer/songwriter draws inspiration from those close to her—a community of fantastic friends and musicians. In 2003 she joined with guitarist/backup vocalist (and now husband) Ben Bradford to start the musical group known as “The Side Project.” They quickly began doing what they love best, playing crowd-pleasing adult contemporary music as often as they could. In 2010, they released their third album, “Wake Up Call.” The Side Projects’ music also has been played in Starbucks across the country and radio stations around the world.