The Jim Wellen Quintet, with special guest Chris Brown, salutes the music of legendary jazz singer Lee Wiley with a concert from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Venice Art Center, 390 Nokomis Ave., Venice. Presented by the South County Jazz Club, admission to the concert is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
Tenor sax player Wellen and vocalist Brown will be accompanied by Dick Reynolds on piano, Dave Trefethen, bass, and Johnny Moore, drums. One of the great jazz vocalists of all time, Lee Wiley performed through the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s. She did prodigious recordings of standards by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers & Hart and others.
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