September 7, 2019

Samirah Evans & Handsome Devils: Nancy Wilson Tribute

Samirah Evans & Handsome Devils: Nancy Wilson Tribute

Date(s) - Saturday, September 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Iron Horse Music Hall

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A Tribute To Nancy Wilson
performed by Samirah Evans and Her Handsome Devils with special surprise guests!
Saturday, September 7th
Iron Horse, 20 Center Street
Northampton, Mass.
Doors/Dinner 5:30
Showtime 7PM
Box Office 413-586-8686 daytime.

Evans first heard jazz stylist Nancy Wilson on the radio when she was eight year old and fell in love; from that point on she became a fan of jazz. “Nancy had a different approach from most jazz vocalists
that was played on the record player in our home. She had a certain playful, sassy, and soulful approach that I wasn’t accustomed to and I found myself wanting to be just like her. So I began to learn every song of hers I could get my hands on.”

In the early nineties Samirah found herself close up and personal at one of Wilson’s concerts. “I couldn’t believe it, I had a front row center seat! Because I was a radio programmer I had back stage passes and the honor to grab her hand and escort her off the stage. Nancy was and always will be my first and foremost inspiration.”

Joining Evans will be: Ben Kohn – piano, Michael Zsoldos – saxophone, Conor Meehen – drums,
guest vocalist – Ethel Lee and surprise special guest bassist!

“Evans’ assets–which make her the toast of pre-Katrina New Orleans–include her sultry, sometimes silken, always smokin’ hot vocals and vibrant stage presence.”

-Owen McNally, WNPR Jazz Corridor