|Tory Teasley - Dec 27|
A Tribute to Sarah Vaughn, Luther Vandross, and Phyllis Hyman
Toya Maria Alexander is a self-taught musician, singer/ songwriter who has performed her own original songs in the Bay Area for many years. Toya portrayed the late jazz and soul singer Phyllis Hyman in several productions of "Celestial Celebration", a musical stage play by James Brooks, and also produced and performed several tributes to Phyllis Hyman of her own. Toya opened for Howard Hewitt, Freda Payne and Norman Connors and has been a featured vocalist for several Bay Area bands.
Tory Teasley is a Bay Area native. Tory started his journey of singing at the age of 12. He began his training in classical music, later to vocal jazz at the Berkeley Jazz School under the direction of Grammy nominated Ledisi. Tory has performed all over the Bay Area, from Bases Loaded in Pittsburgh, to the Brava Theater in San Francisco and even to the east coast where he sung Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall.
Mary Lanette Daniel is a scientist and earned her Baccalaureate degrees in Biology and Chemistry, as well as a Masters degree in Molecular Biology. A Marine Corps Veteran, she is a Bio-pharmaceutical and Medical Device Recruiter, and CPO of an IT start up. She began singing Jazz 3 years ago, when a non-profit she was involved with decided to do a fundraiser which was held at the 57th street gallery, where she was urged by Dale to attend the Monday Blue Note Jazz Jam Session. Currently she performs in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Musicians are Tory Teasley, vocals; Mary Daniel, vocalist, Toya Alexander, vocals; Terry Rodriguez, piano; Art Maxwell, Tenor Sax/Flute; Paul Tillman Smith, drums; and special guests..
(Saturday, December 27, 2014, from 8:30pm-11:00pm; doors open at 7:30pm)