Uptown Nights: Carla Cook Quartet
Priority Seating: $35
General Seating: $25
Detroit-born, New York-based vocalist Carla Cook is known to sing in a hefty, bluesy timbre, reaching crystal clear high notes — she does it all with an acute sense of rhythm and timing. The New Yorker calls Cook a “vivacious genre-fluid singer who can take on an Ellington-penned jewel as easily as she can ‘Scarborough Fair’ or ‘Watermelon Man.’” Her GRAMMY-nominated debut album, It’s All About Love, and widespread critical acclaim for her two subsequent recordings, Dem Bones and Simply Natural, solidified her reputation as a singer-songwriter. Cook has worked with artists including Jimmy Heath, Fred Wesley, Steve Wilson, and Regina Carter, and most recently appeared in Craig Harris’ Harlem Stage-commissioned Nocturnal Nubian Ball. Join us at the Gatehouse for a night of soulful reconnection featuring Cook and her Quartet, featuring pianist Bruce Barth, bassist Kenny Davis, and drummer Jarrett Walser. The quartet will perform a mixed bag of straight-ahead jazz, original works, and feel-good music.