7:30 & 9:30p | $15
Back by popular demand enjoy some of the best vocalists Indy has to offer. Slated to perform are Bashiri Asad, Wendy Reed, Sarah Scharbrough, Julie Houston, Tad Robinson, Laney Wilson & Shannon Forsell. Supported by the stellar rhythm section of Keven Anker on keys, Kenny Phelps on drums and Nick Tucker on bass expect an entertaining night of jazz standards and beyond.
Julie Houston has had the privilege to perform with many of Indianapolis’ finest jazz musicians including Claude Sifferlen, Steve Corn, Frank Smith, Rob Dixon, and many others. Julie’s voice has been described as smooth, smoky, and unaffected and whether performing in a duo or with a big band Julie’s sound is sophisticated and swinging.
Severn Records recording artist, soul singer Tad Robinson has been nominated for a total of seven Blues Music Awards since 2005. Downbeat Magazine noted “Robinson places near the top of the list of the finest living singers of soul blues.”
Using her classical and jazz background, Sarah Scharbrough mixes in other audio flavors – gospel, country, and pop for a soulful and eclectic sound. Having worked with Grammy-award winning musicians, collaborating and sharing the stage with Bill and Gloria Gaither, Sandi Patty, Kurt Elling, Watermark, Jon McLaughlin, Alanna Story, Cook & Belle, Dierks Bentley and a slew of other impressive talents, Sarah’s songs have taken her around the world to jazz festivals, colleges, clubs, conferences, and churches, among other events.
In addition to her position as Director of the Cabaret at The Columbia Club, Shannon Forsell performs regularly at The Cabaret at and at numerous other venues regionally and nationally. She has performed her solo cabaret show at the esteemed National Arts Club in New York City.
From shoo-wop style singing groups and classical vocal training, to performances local and abroad, Bashiri Asad’s vocal prowess has been growing into the soul-stirring entity it is known as today. The influences of Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding echo in his performance, and those coupled with his own strength and passion have come together to create his version of true soul music.
Laney Wilson is one of Indy’s up and coming crooners who specializes in music from the Great American Songbook. In addition to the many dates around Indy Laney is a lead vocalist with the Cool City Jazz Band. Known for his nod to Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett & Dean Martin he is all class.
Wendy Reed’s background in musical theater has helped make her the consummate entertainer: both an amazing singer and energetic party host. Known throughout the region and can be seen throughout Indy inn many of its great venues.