This concert is part of the 2011 Spring Jazz Series Season Ticket. Please click here for details.
Gretchen Parlato, hailed as the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson and winner of the prestigious 2004 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, returns to Firehouse 12 in support of her April 2011 release "The Lost and Found" (Obliqsound Records). A favorite among critics and fans alike, "The Lost and Found" currently holds steady as the #1 selling album at iTunes Jazz, #1 at Jazz Week (radio) and is in the Top 5 selling albums on Amazon.
Parlato surrounds herself with a collective of kindred spirits whose tight knit sound has been cultivated through years of performing and recording together. Anchored by Grammy-nominated pianist Taylor Eigsti, this band is among the most heralded of a young, new wave in jazz. Striking a delicate balance between precision and flexibility, Parlato's voice is never predictable, blurring the lines between singer and instrumentalist.