2015 Healdsburg Jazz Festival – Day 3

Blues Brunch with Terrie Odabi

tanaka-posterWhen: Sunday, May 31
Where: Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards, 4401 Slusser Rd., Windsor 

Time: 11:00 am
Tickets: $25 (Healdsburg Jazz & Wine Club members can redeem their June Collection free ticket for this event)

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Terrie Odabi and Evolution Blues

Terrie Odabi brings Evolution Blues to HJF

Heralded as one of the Bay Area’s most powerful blues and soul singers of recent vintage, Terrie Odabi will lend this year’s festival some blues cred and BBQ saucy heat. Her band, known as Terrie Odabi and Evolution Blues, includes guitarist Terry Hiatt, keyboardist Ken Cook, bassist Kirk Crumpler and drummer William Norwood, supplies the steamy and soulful backdrop for the singer-songwriter phenom that is Odabi, whom acclaimed trombonist Steve Turre—an occasional collaborator with Odabi—has decreed a “jewel from the Bay Area.”

She tends to make a sizzling good impression on those who catch her at work. Lee Hildebrand, contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications, asserted that she is “easily the most dynamic blues and soul woman to have emerged in the Bay Area since Etta James came out of San Francisco’s Fillmore District in the ‘50s. Odabi has a powerful set of pipes, writes terrific tunes, leads a kicking band, and has onstage movements that perfectly match the rhythms of her material. Surely, stardom awaits her.”

Born in Albany, Georgia and now based in Oakland, Odabi released her album Evolution last year. On record and especially in the heat of live performance, she has been winning fans and critical hosannas, who see her as using her natural deposits of soulful and bluesy vocal powers to tap deeply into the strong blues soil and tradition of the Bay Area. With the help of her pumping band, Odabi will no doubt stir up some of the best kind of blues trouble at her Healdsburg show.

Brunch Menu

Breakfast Burrito – meat or vegetarian, guacamole and salsa plus fruit and a scone with butter and jam for $10

Coffee for $2.00 with refills

Wine by the glass $7.00