Join vocalist Annie Sellick at the Nashville Jazz Workshop in the Jazz Cave on Thursday, August 17, 2023. The concert begins at 7:30pm CDT (Doors at 7:00pm).
Annie is a multi-faceted artist and for her Jazz Cave concert, she will be revisiting her first love: Straight-ahead, Mainstream Jazz. She will be appearing with the Jody Nardone Trio, which features Jody Nardone on piano, David Santos on bass and Nioshi Jackson on drums.
ABOUT ANNIE SELLICK
These days she’s fostering a passion for the electric bass and producing electronic music, but vocalist Annie Sellick is most known for twenty-five years of fronting jazz trios. She is known by everyone for her unique and undeniable stage presence, and an ability to use repertoire to share personal authenticity and connect with the band members as well as everyone in the room. Her seasoned sense of rhythm, swing and phrasing makes it obvious that she can (and has) hang with some of the top names in jazz – players such as Jeff Hamilton, Gerald Clayton, Tamir Hendelman, and Bruce Forman.
“She doesn’t just sing, she swings, tells stories, shares her heart and celebrates simultaneously” (CDBaby fan post)
“…Annie Sellick has the most pleasing standards voice I’ve heard in a long time.” – Tom Hull, The Village Voice
One evening in a “dive bar” near the college she attended in Middle Tennessee, Annie sat in with guitarist Roland Gresham (Sr.) and his band. Having little background in music study or exposure to jazz, the only tunes she recognized were “Fever” and “Somewhere over the rainbow” which she delivered with such sincere personality and lyrical interpretation that it brought the house down and the band hired her on the spot. She recalls getting the names of jazz singers, writing them down on her hand, tracking down their albums, learning the tunes a few at a time and returning to the club to decipher a key before the show and then get up and sing them, quickly using her ear to navigate intros, endings, solos and improvisational cues.
This weekly gig inspired her to hone her craft by attending classes at the Nashville Jazz Workshop where she became their first work-study and developed the skills to confidently assemble her own bands. Her Nashville performances included a weekly gig with jazz icon Beegie Adair, and she garnered a five consecutive “Best Jazz Artist”awards by readers of the Nashville Scene. She had the top-selling local artist album at Tower Records for an amazing two-year stretch and started catching the eye of jazz industry professionals and players, quickly taking her work beyond Nashville to Los Angeles, New York, Montreal, Europe, Japan, etc Annie has released eight albums under her own label.