WBGO Interviews 5 Sarah Vaughan Finalists

Nov 18, 2018 — WBGO  ‘..The competition, also known as the Sassy Awards, shines a light on rising jazz vocalists from around the world. Its finals took place Sunday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as a capstone to this year’s TD James Moody Jazz Festival.’ ‘..Gabrielle Cavassa began her career in San Francisco, performingContinue reading “WBGO Interviews 5 Sarah Vaughan Finalists”

2018 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition

  Honored to share the stage with Laurin Talese, Oleg Akkuratov, & Olivia Chindamo! <3 Nov 19, 2018 — Downbeat Magazine ‘..The competition was notable for both the high level of skill and the diversity of vocal styles it showcased. “This year’s class of singers are unique in their styles, but in their voices you can hearContinue reading “2018 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition”

NJPAC Announces 2018 Sarah Vaughan Competition Finalists

  Oct 24, 2018 — JazzTimes The New Jersey Performing Arts Center has announced the five jazz vocalists who will compete in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in Newark’s Victoria Theater. This year’s finalists are: Russian-born pianist and singer Oleg Akkuratov; New Orleans-based vocalist Gabrielle Cavassa; Australian singerContinue reading “NJPAC Announces 2018 Sarah Vaughan Competition Finalists”

Gabrielle Cavassa sings Billie Holiday

Wow! Join me in honoring (my absolute favorite) Billie Holiday in a 5 night residency at the historic Little Gem!!! ‘Jazz historians have long considered the 400 block of South Rampart Street the birthplace of jazz. The Little Gem Saloon was first opened in 1903, taking its place among other jazz clubs that have longContinue reading “Gabrielle Cavassa sings Billie Holiday”