Great News About the Scullers Show
Singer Rebecca Parris is known by some as “The First Lady of Jazz.” That title was first given to pianist Mary Lou Williams, but more famously, Ella Fitzgerald. Parris is more often called “Boston’s First Lady of Jazz, but Marblehead also claims her as their own first lady of jazz. They may have the right — she has been a headliner at the Marblehead Summer Jazz festival for all 29 seasons it has been running.
It’s always a delight to share the stage with a living legend, and the Yoko Miwa Trio has had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Parris on several shows in the past. However, we have never had a guest for our Scullers show, which will make November 20a first. Perhaps Rebecca should be dubbed “The Charles River’s First Lady of Jazz” as well!
… Does this make the Yoko Miwa Trio the cabinet of jazz? The peerage?