“Rhythm, Roots and Rhyme” sounds like a terrific title for a book or documentary film, but it happens to be the title of a enticing jazz show scheduled Saturday afternoon at the West Hollywood Library.
Alison Lewis, the L.A.-based singer who was awarded "Best Female Blue Vocalist" on the Garageband website in 2007 and won the award for "Best Crooner" at the San Francisco Cabaret Competition two years later, will be playing with her jazz quartet, drawing rhythms and rhymes rooted in a diverse blend of sources that range from the music of Stevie Wonder and the Beatles to Gershwin.
Besides the singer's “hauntingly beautiful voice,” which transforms “the ordinary into the extraordinary with brilliant arrangements and vocal experimentation," according to the Reverbnation music website, the jazz quartet includes piano, bass, percussion, and trumpet. The quartet will be led by musical director David Scott Cohen.
The concert is part of the City of West Hollywood's 2013 Winter Sounds series scheduled free of cost in indoor locations throughout the city.
At Liberty—a Musical Journey Through Rhythm, Roots & Rhyme
Saturday, March 9, 3 p.m.
West Hollywood Library Council Chambers