A Little Taste of Jazz: Annie Wells

A Little Taste of Jazz: Annie Wells

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The talented singer, songwriter and pianist Annie Wells performs again at the Little Cafe Friday.

Enjoy live music under  the Little Jazz Tent every night during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest. On Friday, June 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. enjoy a performance by the talented Annie Wells.

Annie grew up listening to Laura Nyro, Keith Jarrett, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Joan Armatrading, Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis to name a few. On her latest 13 track CD, Tell Me, the influences are clear. Some have called Annie's music a hybrid; not exactly jazz, not exactly pop — think "Nora Jones with an edge" perhaps. In the fall of 2010, she made her New York City debut at Café Vivaldi in Greenwich Village. In 2005, she won the Children's Music Web Award for best song, Fireflies from her lullaby CD tilted, Sleepy Town. Reviews of her well received albums note the sophistication of her music and lyrics and the beauty of her voice. Annie performed her first songs at the age of seventeen at an open mic in Bloomington, Indiana. Since then she has independently released 4 CD's. Annie performs her music as a soloist and with a band in all kinds of venues: coffee houses and clubs, large and small.

Hear Annie perform "Sky Blue Pink": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUwOV-BCFBw&feature=player_embedded#!

To see a complete list of bands, and other events planned around the Jazz Fest at the Little Theatre, click here.