We are excited to announce GRAMMY® Award-Winning Pianist Sullivan Fortner and Rising Star Vocalist Samara Joy will perform at JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB on FRIDAY OCTOBER 8 at 7:30 pm. To watch and listen to Sullivan Fortner play our new steinway piano while Samara Joy sings beautiful vocals at JIMMY’S JAZZ & BLUES CLUB – supported by our new state-of-the-art production, sound & lighting technologies – will be OUTSTANDING!! The exceptional sound quality coupled with the intimacy of our visually stunning “listening room” environment – all within our newly and meticulously restored historic 1905 building – makes for a perfect environment!! “His (Fortner’s) fundamentals as a player could hardly be stronger, and his instincts as a composer and bandleader are almost startlingly mature,” remarks the NEW YORK TIMES. This past year, Fortner earned recognition in multiple DownBeat Critics Poll categories, winning first place in RISING STAR PIANO and RISING STAR JAZZ ARTIST.
𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐌𝐘® 𝐀𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝-𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐧 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫 has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band leader and uncompromising individualist. With a voice as smooth as velvet, the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition Winner, 𝐒𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐉𝐨𝐲's star seems to rise with each performance.