Join us for an evening of Jazz! Sharing some of Shanna’s favorite songs of Harry Warren, Cole Porter, Michael Franks, Marlena Shaw…with a different twist. Featuring Shanna's friends John McDonald, Shelley Denny, and Benny Watson.
No host Bar opens at 4pm. Show starts at 4:30pm. $20/person - $15/seniors
About the musicians...
While still in high school, John started playing with local professional jazz and big bands. In ’69 he signed with Elektra Records, playing with LA pop bands who toured with The Doors, Three Dog Night, Steve Miller Band, Taj Mahal and many others through the ’70’s. Currently he plays throughout the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.
Shelley is a freelance musician who has toured with Stan Kenton, Petula Clark, Les and Larry Elgart. He has done countless shows for Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, and The Supremes. He taught music at California State University, Sacramento, and trombone at Conservatory of Music, UOP, Stockton
As a solo pianist or a band leader, Benny has played at all the major performing venues in the Greater Bay Area. He is not only a wonderful keyboardist, he also sings, composes, produces and arranges music. And because of his depth of talent, he is very much in demand. We are very happy to have him as a guest for this event with the Shanna Carlson Trio.
Shanna has been playing at Wine and Roses for over 12 years now, mostly as a solo performer, but the last 3+ years she's had her own trio for the Tuesday Jazz Nights. She has been singing and playing around the Bay Area for many years but also in the Northwest, in Sweden, Switzerland and Norway. Her own quintet performed at Stanford Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, and other concert venues around the Bay Area. Shanna’s voice has been compared to Rosemary Clooney, and at times June Christy. She is a story-teller, delivering a lyric which touches the heart- not only as a balladeer, but swinging, with a playful side. She has two albums under her name and two albums collaborating with other singers.