Conversations in The Jazz Cave: Mandy Barnett

The new series Conversations In The Jazz Cave, continues in 2018 with a very special appearance by vocalist Mandy Barnett, interviewed by Lori Mechem. It takes place Thursday, March 15 at 7pm in the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop. Also on hand will be guitarist Andy Reiss, a longtime member of Mandy's band.

Conversations In The Jazz Cave features an evening of music and conversation with one of Music City's brightest stars, along with Nashville Jazz Workshop founder and Education Director Lori Mechem.

A singer since the age of five, Mandy Barnett is a world-class vocalist whose style is deeply rooted in the crooning of the all-time great singers.  The Crossville, Tennessee native first garnered national attention as a teenager, earning rave reviews for her portrayal of the legendary Patsy Cline in the theatrical production Always…Patsy Cline at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, and appearing in this title role on the original cast album. Barnett has since built on that stage success considerably, carving out a prolific recording career with multiple critically acclaimed albums and showcasing her one-of-a-kind vocal talent on stages across the country and around the globe.
 
Barnett has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS’s Sessions at West 54th, and numerous other television programs throughout her career. Additionally, she has been a featured artist on a host of movie and television series soundtracks.

Barnett has been called “a torch singer in the grandest sense of the word” by the Chicago Tribune, while the Los Angeles Times has lauded her “pipes of steel” and “big” voice. USA Today called Barnett one of the "finest classic country and torch singers" to come out of Nashville. 
 
Barnett comes to Conversations In The Jazz Cave on the heels of a two-concert run with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

2018 will bring a new Barnett album, an eclectic mix of Americana and roots music.

Tickets are $25, $15 for high school and college students, on sale beginning Monday, March 5 at 10am. Tickets can be purchased online from Brown Paper Tickets, by phone at 800-838-3006 24/7, or during business hours at 616-242-5299.