Cynthia Scott & Houston Person

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Cynthia Scott & Houston Person Cover

*PLEASE NOTE: All 7PM and 9PM shows at Smoke are Dinner Shows $25 | $40 | $45 Cynthia Scott – vocals Houston Person – tenor saxophone John di Martino– piano Paul Beaudry – bass Dwayne “Cook” Broadnax – drums “In a rich, soulful voice, she sings messages of hope and compassion.” – Jazziz Cynthia Scott, a soulful, Grammy-nominated vocalist, leads a swinging quintet featuring the legendary tenor saxophonist Houston Person. Scott worked with Ray Charles as a Raelette before launching her successful solo career and subsequently performing with Hank Crawford, David “Fathead” Newman, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr., and many others. JazzTimes says Scott blends “the sinewy grit of Gladys Knight and the sophisticated sass of Shirley Horn” with “nods to such idols as Carmen, Ella, Sarah, and Dinah.” The Chicago Tribune called her “a mesmerizing vocalist.” Houston Person is a very special guest with this quintet. All About Jazz says, “Whatever imponderable talent it takes to stay at the top of one's game for almost six decades, as Person has, he still has it in abundance.”