Jazz & Blues Festival: Naomi Ferguson

31st May 2019
7:30 - 9:30pm
Venue:
The Philip Carter Family Concert Hall
Entry:
Tickets through 'Jazz & Blues Festival' Website
$39
The Cavell Leitch New Zealand International Jazz & Blues Festival Presents: Naomi Ferguson 

TEACH ME TONIGHT - LESSONS I LEARNED FROM BILLIE, NANCY & ARETHA

When Aretha Franklin passed away in 2018, local singer Naomi Ferguson wrote an obituary of thanks to her on social media. It began “Of all the singing teachers I have ever had, Aretha was the best”. With the passing of another jazz legend, Nancy Wilson, later that year, Naomi began to reflect on what she had learned from teachers she had never met and how they had shaped her into the singer she is today. In this show, Naomi pays tribute to her three biggest inspirations, their lives, legacies and songs.

Join Naomi Ferguson with pianist Alex van den Broek and guitarist Andy Genge for a night of jazz, blues and soul and a look at the lives of three legends of song Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson & Aretha Franklin.