Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers


Wednesday, November 9, 2016    
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm


Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 SW 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33312

Event Type

Opening concert of the 25th Anniversary season of the Gold Coast Jazz Society “Gatsby Meets Ellington:  Jazz & Blues from the Classic Era” with Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.

Lavay Smith is internationally recognized as The Queen of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s. Boasting a buoyant mix of boogie-woogie, jump blues, and sophisticated swing, Lavay and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers promise a vivacious opening for our 25th anniversary season. You’ll enjoy a jumpin’ jazz show featuring classic jazz and blues from the 20s-40s, with an emphasis on swing from the 30s and 40s, and the birth of R&B in the mid to late-40s. Lavay radiates “a lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.” – Don Heckman, LA Time.

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