With the George Mesterhazy Trio

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    Saturday, May 21, 6PM
    Lambert Bridge Winery
    4085 West Dry Creek Rd., Healdsburg

    Paula West (Pat Johnson photo)
    Paula West (Pat Johnson photo)

    Sorry, this event has been cancelled.

    “Some voices are astringent like gin, some sweet like sherry. West has a red wine voice — a deep, mellow Cabernet voice.”
    — Joe Brown, SF Chronicle

    The “Great American Songbook” has never sounded so captivating as it does when Paula West sings. With a particular dusky soulfulness, wide repertoire and technical as well as emotional expertise, West has captured the hearts of critics and audiences alike from coast to coast.

    Respected for her creative and distinct repertoire, West adds her own depth and drama to whichever song she chooses, creating whole new frameworks of meaning for American favorites, and evoking an emotional response from even the most cynical listener.

    Raised in San Diego, it was in San Francisco that she became a cabaret and lounge singer, performing at the Ritz Carleton in San Francisco and in New York at the Oak Room of the Algonquin. Her career has continued to build from enthusiastic word-of-mouth, and recent gigs at Yoshi’s Oakland have brought her back closer to home.

    George Mesterhazy has been playing behind West for the past couple years, and together they create spontaneous, free-flowing interpretations of jazz classics, pop hits and show tunes that are soul searching and satisfying. Mesterhazy, who memorably backed the legendary Shirley Horn among other top vocalists, recently played in trio with Eric Marshall and Fred Randolph and we can expect an equally polished band for this benefit.

    Reserve_Tasting_Bar_at_Lambert_Bridge_Lambert Bridge has carved out a niche as a producer of completely handcrafted, impeccably balanced wines that mix old-world refinement with perfectly ripened grape varietals only available from Sonoma County’s unique and treasured terroirs. Their elegant, very limited-production wines offer European elegance and refinement, coupled with the intense flavor and bright aromatics found only in Sonoma County.

    • 6-6:45 pm: A tasting of Lambert Bridge wines artfully paired with savory treats
    • 6:45-7 pm: An auction of one specially created item
    • 7 pm: Paula West Quartet performance

    Following the concert, there will be an exclusive Meet the Artists Dinner with Paula West and Lambert Bridge winemakers Jill Davis and Jennifer Higgins. Dinner is limited to 12 guests. Guest chef TBA.

    Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Paula West in an intimate setting and support the Healdsburg Jazz Festival at the same time.