Mandy Gaines, with The Phil DeGreg Trio. will be live at The Thompson House Friday November 30, 2012 at 800pm!
Ticket price $10
Mandy Gaines is an undiscovered jewel! She is an exquisitely talented singer whose voice has electrified audiences around the world!
Mandy Gaines, a talented, versatile vocalist and entertainer, with more than 20 years of professional experience, entertains and delights audiences throughout the world. Her performances are generally viewed as refreshing, soulful and exciting. From 1988 to the present, she continues to improve and grow through her gifted interpretations of Jazz, Pop, R&B and Soul classics as well as writing and performing her original works.
Mandy began singing at an early age in school and church. She holds a B.A. from the College of Wooster in Speech/Arts. She has continued her studies through private vocal instruction and various workshops emphasizing oral interpretation, jazz improvisation, and vocal technique, theatre and broadcasting/media studies.
Throughout her career, Mandy has performed with such Jazz greats as, Wynton Marsalis, Dany Doriz, Randy Brecker, Scott Hamilton, ElDee Young, Red Holt, Rhoda Scott, Deborah Brown, Brad Leali, Leroy Jones, Bryan Lynch, Keith Loftis, Marcus Printup, Wendall Brunious, Vincent Gardner, Larry Price, Wes "warm daddy" Anderson, Michael Stanton and Victor Gaskins.
Phil DeGreg, Professor of Jazz
Studies at CCM, brings his trio in on
this date to accompany Ms Gaines.
Phil DeGreg began playing the piano in his childhood and now performs as a jazz pianist internationally. His earliest jazz influences were Bud Powell and Bill Evans, but he is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles, ranging from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. His versatility has led to professional performances with dozens of internationally recognized jazz artists, as well as leading and recording with his own groups.
Phil DeGreg has released nine recordings as a leader and has been recorded as a sideman on many other jazz projects. He is also featured with J.J. Johnson on the video "J.J. Johnson Live in Concert." His most recent recorded project is a piano trio recording "Down the Middle" featuring drummer Joe LaBarbera and bassist Tom Warrington.