Jazz, soul, and R&B inspired by one of the world’s most creative spirits
AUG 17-19, 2017 at 7:30pm
COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS
August 17-19, 2017: Amy Winehouse’s music roars back to life in this jazzy, funky, booty-shaking get-down, featuring a selection of her originals, the standards that inspired her, and songs by other artists with whom she shared a connection. Straight from Broadway’s 54 Below, Emily Wade Adams and her band bring their dynamite show back to Cotuit’s stage, complete with fresh new material (and your old favorites). Get ready to swing, sip, and celebrate the 10th anniversary of Winehouse’s Grammy-winning album, “Back to Black.” Scores of soulful singers are honored, from Ray Charles to Bruno Mars. Featuring some of the country’s finest musicians, “Love is Blind” delivers a passionate tribute that will have you on your feet dancing by the night’s end. If you love jazz, soul, or R&B, you won’t want to miss this evening of music inspired by one of the world’s most creative spirits.
• Anthony Teixeira
• Jeffrey Kelly
• Brian Floody (Drums) – Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Norah Jones
• Steve Ahern (Trumpet & Flute) – Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Manhattan Transfer, Liberace, Tito Puente, Melissa Etheridge
• Dino Govoni (Sax & flute) – Mel Torme, Frankie Valli, the Boston Pops, Aretha Franklin, Manhattan Transfer, Anjelique Kidjo
• Malcolm Granger (Musical Director; Keys & Guitar) – Della Reese, Bob Hope, Dan Hicks
• Jim Greene (Bass) – The Delegates (with Neal Sugarman of Dap-Tone Records)
“Love is Blind: Music Inspired by Amy Winehouse” plays the Cotuit Center for the Arts August 17-19 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 ($28 seniors, $25 members), and there are Premium tables with wine available, as well as a Dinner + Show with Villagio at the Regatta package available (Please note: this must be ordered at least 24 hours in advance). Tickets and information are available at http://www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org/experience-art/love-is-blind-music-inspired-by-amy-winehouse.
MORE ABOUT EMILY WADE ADAMS
Born into a family that spent Sundays blasting soul music instead of going to church, Emily Wade Adams auditioned for her first musical at the tender age of 3, started piano lessons at 4, and danced from the time she could walk. Hailing from Cape Cod, Emily attended Wake Forest University on a Presidential Scholarship for Voice before moving to San Francisco, where she performed with Ray of Light Theatre as Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy, Shawntel in Jerry Springer: The Opera, and Marty in Grease (starring Beth Behrs), and debuted her own cabaret tribute to Amy Winehouse, Love is Blind. She also sang with the San Francisco Symphony and fronted a retro R&B band called the Cosmo Alleycats, with whom she performed at The Fillmore’s Poster Room Lounge, Yoshi’s Lounge, and the Fillmore Street Jazz Festival. In 2013, Emily returned to the East Coast, and has since appeared at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, Wellfleet Preservation Hall, and the Spire Center for the Performing Arts. Her jazz band, the Cafe Society, performs weekly in Brooklyn. In addition, she often provides vocals for bassist Jon Evans’ Brick Hill Recording Studio projects, including Anne Stott’s Love Never Dies, Humberto Cordero’s UnReQuieted and A Mind of Winter, upcoming albums for Tom Tracy and Chris Vincent, and virtual vocals for Heavyocity Media. Emily’s non-musical interests include nutrition, yoga, and cocktails (hence, the nutrition & yoga). She loves to be on the water, cuddle her cats Oops + Wicket, and watch the sun set over the New York skyline from her roof.
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
August 17-19, 7:30 PM
$30, $28 for seniors and veterans, and $25 for members