Audrey Shakir is a well known jazz vocalist, based in Atlanta. An accomplished performer, Ms. Shakir has worked extensively in New York City and has studied vocal improvisation with famed jazz pianist, Barry Harris. She has performed with many major jazz artists including Kenny Baron, Duke Pearson, Lionel Hampton, Tommy Turrentine, Clifford Jordan, Walter Booker Jr., Vernel Fournier, Johnny O’Neal, Pharaoh Sanders, Millie Jackson, Johnny Lytle, Johnny Coles, Lionel Hampton, Kenny Burrell and Percy France. Ms. Shakir has performed at Tavern-on-the-Green, Town Hall, and was a regular at the Village Gate, and appeared at the opening of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
She left New York City in late May, 1989 and arrived in Atlanta in the early morning hours of June 1. Since then Audrey has been performing in the Atlanta area, including several Atlanta Jazz Festival performances. She was also nominated for the 1992 Coca-Cola Music Award for “Best Blues Artist” and has been featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles about the Atlanta arts scene. She performs regularly with Tempest Little Big Band.
When: Saturday, June 30, 2012 – 9:30pm & 11:30pm Show
Where: Churchill Grounds Jazz Cafe – 660 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA
What jazz legend is known as “The first lady of Song”?
Deadline: Fri., June 29 2012