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[VOCALIST | SONGWRITER | RECORDING ARTIST | AUTHOR]

"Like Love, Music must be made."

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Romeo & Juliet
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Romeo & Juliet

  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Erica Papillion-Posey

featured artist in

Cleo Parker Robinson presents

"Romeo and Juliet"

by Sergei Prokofiev

in a passionate evening of dance with musical excerpts from Gershwin's,

"Porgy and Bess"

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-Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
-Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
-Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm

-Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm
-Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm
-Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm

-TICKETS | Online | cleoparkerdance.com/events/romeo-juliet/
-TICKETS | Box Office | 303 295 1759 ext. 13
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Romeo and Juliet
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Romeo and Juliet

  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Erica Papillion-Posey

featured artist in

Cleo Parker Robinson presents

"Romeo and Juliet"

by Sergei Prokofiev

in a passionate evening of dance with musical excerpts from Gershwin's,

"Porgy and Bess"

________________________________

-Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
-Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
-Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm

-Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm
-Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm
-Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm

-TICKETS | Online | cleoparkerdance.com/events/romeo-juliet/
-TICKETS | Box Office | 303 295 1759 ext. 13
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Romeo & Juliet
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents Romeo & Juliet

  • Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Erica Papillion-Posey

featured artist in

Cleo Parker Robinson presents

"Romeo and Juliet"

by Sergei Prokofiev

in a passionate evening of dance with musical excerpts from Gershwin's,

"Porgy and Bess"

___________________________________

-Friday, April 28, 7:30 pm
-Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
-Sunday, April 30, 2:00 pm

-Friday, May 5, 7:30 pm
-Saturday, May 6, 7:30 pm
-Sunday, May 7, 2:00 pm

-TICKETS | Online | cleoparkerdance.com/events/romeo-juliet/
-TICKETS | Box Office | 303 295 1759 ext. 13
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, CO 80205


FRESH ROOTS
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

FRESH ROOTS

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts (Hamilton Hall)

FRESH ROOTS

The Inaugural Concert of

The Spirituals Project Choir
in its new home at

The University of Denver, Lamont School of Music

with new director

M. Roger Holland II

featuring guest artist & Lamont School of Music Alumna

Erica Papillion-Posey

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Hamilton Hall
2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80210
TICKETS $10: newmantix.com/lamont or ph | 303 871 7720

 

SILVER LININGS
Feb
4
8:00 pm20:00

SILVER LININGS

  • Golden Moon Speakeasy

"SILVER LININGS"

In the world of JAZZ, there's always a Silver Lining!

    Featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey Trio

with

Tenia Nelson, piano
Elliot ‘Kirk’ Kuykendall, bass

SATURDAY |  FEBRUARY 4, 2017  |  8-11 PM
GOLDEN MOON SPEAKEASY

1111 MINER’S ALLEY, GOLDEN, CO 80401
info: ph. | 720 638 1155 or epapillionposey.com
*NO COVER*

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
Nov
25
Jan 1

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess

  • Aurora Fox Theater

Erica Papillion-Posey assumes the role of Clara (Summertime) in The Aurora Fox Theater production of Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess"

By George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward & Ira Gershwin
Book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks
Musical Score Adapted by Dierdre L. Murray

Heywards’ play “Porgy and Bess” follows the lives of the inhabitants of Catfish Row, an African-American section of Charleston, South Carolina. The musical follows the crippled Porgy and his beloved Bess, who is under the thrall of the dangerous Crown and the sinewy drug dealer Sportin’ Life.

Set in the 1930s, Porgy and Bess centers on the tragic love story of the crippled beggar Porgy and beautiful Bess, who longs to turn away from her former life as a prostitute and drug addict. After a murder, Bess’s abusive partner Crown flees, leaving her at the mercy of a disapproving community and tempted by the seductive Sportin’ Life. Bess strikes up an unlikely relationship with Porgy and gradually finds acceptance on Catfish Row—until a hurricane and the return of Crown change everyone’s lives forever.

Porgy and Bess has evolved from its arguably racist stereotypes of 1930s Broadway. This version of the book is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks. Summertime, It Ain’t Necessarily So, and Porgy’s celebration of love and life I Got Plenty of Nuttin’ will stir the soul. Characters from the distant past will take you on a walk around a block that might exist today.

*November 25-January 1*
Porgy and Bess plays on The Aurora Fox Mainstage:

-Fridays, Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 7:30 pm
-Saturdays, Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, 24, 7:30 pm, Dec 31 at 2:00 pm
-Sundays, Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18, Jan 1, 2:00 pm

*TICKETS:
Aurora Fox Box Office: 303-739-1970
Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm & 1 hour before each production or
http://aurorafoxartscenter.org/NewSite/aurora-fox-porgy-and-bess/

East Meets West
Nov
19
6:00 pm18:00

East Meets West

  • Washington Park United Methodist Church

Washington Park United Methodist Church

presents

Erica Papillion-Posey, vocalist

and

Mariko Murase, pianist

In Concert

*FREE and open to public* [$15 SUGGESTED DONATION]
Washington Park United Methodist

1955 E. Arizona Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80210
http://www.washparkumc.org

DEEP Like... Mood of a Mezzo
Nov
12
7:00 pm19:00

DEEP Like... Mood of a Mezzo

  • Mercury Cafe

Erica Papillion-Posey, vocals

with SPHERIO:
Tenia Nelson, piano
Bob Songster, bass
Andreas Schmid, drums

Enjoy an evening of jazz selections brimming with reflections of the heart and soul of a mezzo.

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Mercury Cafe
2199 California St., Denver, CO 80205, #303 294 9281
November 12, 7-9 pm, Tickets: $15 (at the door)
general info: epapillionposey.com or mercurycafe.com

DEEP Like... Mood of a Mezzo
Oct
29
7:00 pm19:00

DEEP Like... Mood of a Mezzo

  • La Cour Denver's Art Bar

Erica Papillion-Posey, vocals

Tenia Nelson, piano
Elliot Kuykendall, bass

  Enjoy an evening of jazz selections brimming with reflections of the heart and soul of a mezzo.

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LA COUR- Bistro & Art Bar
1643 South Broadway, Denver 80210, #303 777 5000
Saturday, October 29th, 7-10pm, (NO COVER REQUIRED)
general info: epapillionposey.com or denversartbar.com

The Standard Reimagined, Deep Like... [The Showcase]
Oct
15
5:00 pm17:00

The Standard Reimagined, Deep Like... [The Showcase]

  • Mighty Fine Studios

RK84 Productions

presents

The Standard Reimagined, Deep Like...
[The Showcase]

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

and

SPHERIO: Tenia Nelson, piano, Bob Songster, bass Andreas Schmid, drums

with

MC: Victor Cooper, Host, KUVO/Jazz 89, "The Morning Beat"

*By INVITATION ONLY*
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Show time: 6-8 pm [Meet & Greet 5-6 pm]
Mighty Fine Studios
5235 E. 38th Ave., Denver 80207
ph | 303 298 7113
web | mfpcolorado.com

Join me and other stellar musicians for this exclusive, catered musical showcase in the actual studio where we recorded my debut jazz LP: "The Standard Reimagined, when jazz..." AND where we'll be recording my follow-up EP: "Deep Like..." due early 2017! The evening will feature selections from both the new EP and current LP. Can't attend but would still like to become a Sponsor.  DONATE HERE! 

For additional event & sponsorship details:
email | papillion.posey@gmail.com or ph | 303 9294874

*RSVP by Saturday, October, 1
*Catered by Biscuits & Berries
*Special Gift Bags for ALL Project Investors!!*

Washington Park United Methodist Fundraiser
Sep
14
6:30 pm18:30

Washington Park United Methodist Fundraiser

  • Washington Park United Methodist Church

Erica Papillion-Posey

to appear as guest artist in concert with pianist, Mariko Murase and

The WPUMC Music Department as they host a fundraiser with all donations going towards the purchase of a set of bells for a bell choir. We already have $5,000 and a set costs around $11,000. They are so close!

*FREE and open to public* [DONATIONS ACCEPTED]
Washington Park United Methodist

1955 E. Arizona Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80210
http://www.washparkumc.org

Grand Design presents "Expressions of An Activist"
Aug
29
10:00 am10:00

Grand Design presents "Expressions of An Activist"

  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Grand Design Inc.

presents

"Expressions of An Activist"

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

with

Mariko Murase, piano
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For additional info, call: Grand Design Inc: 303 955 2724
Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver CO 80205
303 370 6000, dmns.org

 

City & Cnty of Denver presents: Denver Days, "Take The A Train"
Jul
30
2:00 pm14:00

City & Cnty of Denver presents: Denver Days, "Take The A Train"

  • City and County of Denver

City & County of Denver presents
Denver Days, "Take The A Train"

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

delivering a jazz compilation of Ellington favorites in celebration of Denver's newest light rail leg/segment: The A Train, during #DenverDays2016!

For more visit: https://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/denver-days.html
Additional details to follow...
#DenverDays2016

La Cour Denver's Art Bar
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

La Cour Denver's Art Bar

  • La Cour Denver's Art Bar

Featuring

The Erica Papillion-Posey Trio

in

A Sentimental Mood

Additional Information to follow...

Friday, June 10, 7-10 pm, (NO COVER REQUIRED)
La Cour Denver's Art Bar, 1643 S Broadway, Denver 80210
denversartbar.com, #303 777 5000

Grand Design Inc. presents Los Serenate De Chorale
May
22
5:00 pm17:00

Grand Design Inc. presents Los Serenate De Chorale

  • Aurora Fox Arts Center (Studio Theatre)

Grand Design Inc.

presents

Annual Spring Concert
(invitation only event)

with special guest vocalist

Erica Papillion-Posey

presenting a number of African American Spirituals

Location:
Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 E Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80010
aurorafoxartscenter.org

For additional info.:
Dr. Barbara Shannon Banister, PhD., CEO
Grand Design Inc.
17104 E. Amherst Dr., Aurora, CO 80013
ph | 303 955 2724, email | grandesigninc@comcast.net,  grandbydesign.com
 

NHBC presents "Amazing Grace", tribute to opera icon and legend: Grace-Melzia Bumbry
May
15
3:00 pm15:00

NHBC presents "Amazing Grace", tribute to opera icon and legend: Grace-Melzia Bumbry

  • New Hope Baptist Church

New Hope Baptist Church Music Ministry

presents

"Amazing Grace"

vocal tribute and presentation to opera icon, mezzosoprano/soprano

Grace Melzia Bumbry

featuring classical/jazz crossover vocalist

Erica Papillion-Posey

with
Anne Breeden, piano and Dr. Michael Williams, piano

with guest performances by

Voice Students from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music,
NHBC Children's Choir and more...

Sunday, May 15, 3:00 pm,
Tickets: Adult $25 /Students $15
Advanced purchase: newhopechurchdenver.org/give,
NHBC over-flow room after Sunday service: May 1 & 8 or at the door, day of event

New Hope Baptist Church

3701 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, ph | 303 322 5200, newhopedenver.org
additional info, ph | 303 929 4874

Syntax Physic Opera: Opere Classiche
Apr
14
8:00 pm20:00

Syntax Physic Opera: Opere Classiche

  • Syntax Physic Opera

Opere Classiche

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

with

Mila Startsev, piano

and

Joshua Trinidad Trio
performing art songs, spirituals, arias and
instrumental selections from the world of The Classics!

Friday, April 14, 8 pm, TICKETS (at the door):
$7 Adults
$5 Students
$5 MCA Denver I am an Artist
Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver, 80209
physicopera.com, #720 456 7041

Spiritual's Project presents "Walk Together Children"
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Spiritual's Project presents "Walk Together Children"

The Spirituals Project

presents

"Walk Together Children"

with

The Spirituals Project Concert Choir in concert
Erica Papillion-Posey, vocalist
The Chancel Choir and The Choristers & Song leaders from NOENEMIES Project

Honoring Our Past, Healing Our Present,
Transforming Our Future With Power, Passion and Purpose
www.spiritualsproject.org

April 7, 2016, 7:00 P.M.
University Park United Methodist Church
2180 So. University Blvd
Denver, co 80210
Admission $15.00 , $10.00 Seniors & Students
Tickets available online at www.spiriualsproject.org and at the door.
For more information call 303-871-7993

Mercury Cafe: In A Sentimental Mood
Mar
11
7:00 pm19:00

Mercury Cafe: In A Sentimental Mood

  • Mercury Cafe

In A Sentimental Mood

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

with special guests

Jon Wirtz, piano
Joshua Trinidad, trumpet
Ken Walker, bass

performing an array of well-known and not so well-known melancholy, jazz standards.

Friday, March 11, 7 pm, TICKETS: $15
Mercury Café, 2199 California Street, Denver, CO 80205
mercurycafe.com, #303 294 9281

 

Caffe Sole Jazz Supper Club: LOVE, Amore, Amour, Amor, Leibe...in any language
Feb
13
7:00 pm19:00

Caffe Sole Jazz Supper Club: LOVE, Amore, Amour, Amor, Leibe...in any language

  • Caffe Sole

LOVE, Amore, Amour, Amor, Liebe...in any language

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

for a Valentine's Weekend Affair with selections from the classical and jazz idioms with

Anne Breeden, piano (classical)
Jon Wirtz, piano (jazz)
Ken Walker, bass
Joshua Trinidad, trumpet

As the title suggests: LOVE... in any language, Erica will be presenting a Valentine's evening of selections not only in the vein of LOVE but LOVE in multiple languages with a classical set in Italian, French, Spanish and German by renowned, nineteenth century romantic composers then rounding out thelover's night with-what else but-beloved jazz gems from some of the twentieth century's best!

@Caffè Sole Supper Club
637R S Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, #303 499 2985, 7-10 pm
*Tickets: $15 (at the door)*, caffesole.com

Caffe Sole, Boulder's only Jazz Supper Club,  has just launched its new Winter's menu and it is a great success. New additions include Salmon with a Dijon Creme Glaze and Coos Coos and Vegetables, Steak Piccata with Mashers and Sautéed Zucchini, Penne with Salmon and Shrimp in a Tomato Cream Vodka Sauce and Gnocchi Pomodoro. Each dish (somebody's got to do it) is terrific with small plates all under $10 and large plates are under $20. Because Sole is an intimate venue, dinner reservations are strongly recommended at reservations@caffesole.com. Dinner seating begins at 6:00 pm.

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration
Jan
11
6:30 pm18:30

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration

  • Aurora Munucipal Center

Join guest soloist,

Erica Papillion-Posey

 as she presents civils right hymns at the opening ceremony of City of Aurora’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration, Candlelight Vigil with events from Jan. 10 through Jan. 27, 2016.

Aurora was the first city in Colorado to host week-long events honoring the timeless message of Dr. King. Join the city to celebrate the life and legacy of one man and his dream of freedom and equality for all, with such notable events as the At the Table production of Dr. King’s life on Jan. 10, an Opening Ceremony and Candlelight Vigil on Jan. 11, and a Motorcade through the city on Jan. 18. This year’s theme is “The Promise of Democracy: Breaking Barriers and Borders.”

The 30th annual commemoration features special guest the Rev. John L. Thompson, who walked with King in support of civil rights. Thompson is the former senior pastor of Park Hill United Methodist Church in Denver and former chaplain for the Colorado Senate.

For more information on any of the city’s commemoration events, go to https://www.auroragov.org/LivingHere/Nei... or contact the city of Aurora Community Relations Division at 303.739.7580. All of the events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

*Events are free and open to the public!


WB Sports Breast Cancer Survivors Brunch present Erica Papillion-Posey
Dec
12
1:00 pm13:00

WB Sports Breast Cancer Survivors Brunch present Erica Papillion-Posey

  • The Howard Theatre

W. B. Sports
Breast Cancer Survivors Brunch

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey

with

The Howard University Gospel Choir & Band

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
1:00-3:00pm
(Doors open at 12:00 PM)

The Howard Theatre
620 T Street NW Washington, DC 20001

Tickets: ph | 1 240 426 8976

Warner Brown III, Executive Director
W. B. Sports
warner_brown@wb-sports.net

Jazz in the Arts Concert presents Erica Papillion-Posey: Some Enchanted Evening
Dec
4
6:00 pm18:00

Jazz in the Arts Concert presents Erica Papillion-Posey: Some Enchanted Evening

  • Treasures of Marilyn's

Jazz in the Arts

presents featured guest artist

Erica Papillion-Posey

in

Some Enchanted Evening

with the Jazz in the Arts Rhythm Section featuring:
-Chester Daigle, piano
-Ken Walker, Upright bass
-Jairus Daigle, violin

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Friday, December 4, 2015
6:00-9:00 pm
Treasures of Marilyn's
3510 5th Ave., Lake Charles, La 70607
Lake Charles, Louisiana


Jazz in the Arts foundation is a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Arts and Humanities Council of Southwest Louisiana. The mission of Jazz in the Arts is to promote, preserve, perpetuate and encourage the music, arts, culture and heritage of communities in Louisiana through festivals, programs and other cultural, educational, civic and economic activities.  Also to promote the development and education of Jazz music in all its varieties, create opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in all aspects of Jazz entertainment, and provide support, encouragement and recognition to the youth of Southwest Louisiana pursuing higher education in Jazz studies.

For tickets or additional event information visit:
Jazz in the Arts or contact:
Pat Daigle, Executive Director
jazzinthearts@yahoo.com
ph | 337 794-5744

Album/Book Release: The Heist
Nov
6
7:00 pm19:00

Album/Book Release: The Heist

  • The Heist

Erica Papillion-Posey Quartet

CD Release:
The Standard Reimagined, when jazz..

Book Release:
Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo,
poetry and prose of passion, pain and plight

at

The Heist

with

Ken Walker, bass
Chester Daigle II, piano
Jairus Daigle, violin

Friday, November 6, 7pm
700 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(downtown)
(337) 433-9199

TICKETS, General Admission: $20

Album/Book Release: Baurs Restaurant and Listening Lounge
Oct
30
7:00 pm19:00

Album/Book Release: Baurs Restaurant and Listening Lounge

  • Baurs Restaurant and Listening Lounge

Erica Papillion-Posey Quartet

CD Release:
The Standard Reimagined, when jazz..

Book Release:
Musings from the Mind of a Mezzo,
poetry and prose of passion, pain and plight

at

Baur's
Restaurant and Listening Lounge

with

Ken Walker, bass
Chester Daigle II, piano
Jairus Daigle, violin

Friday, October 30th, 7pm
1512 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 615 4000

[TICKETS: $20]
(on sale now)

Caffe Sole, Lady Sings the Blues
Oct
22
7:00 pm19:00

Caffe Sole, Lady Sings the Blues

  • Caffe Sole

Erica Papillion-Posey

In

Lady Sings the Blues

A tribute to the incomparable

Billie Holiday

With

The Chris Kroger Trio
______________________

@Caffè Sole
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7 pm
Tickets: $15

Caffè Sole, 637R South Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305
#303 499 2985, caffesole.com/calendar.html

 

City of Aurora, CRD presents Erica Papillion-Posey, Martin Luther King Dedication
Sep
25
Sep 26

City of Aurora, CRD presents Erica Papillion-Posey, Martin Luther King Dedication

  • Martin Luther King Library

City of Aurora, Community Relations Division

presents

Erica Papillion-Posey

at

The Martin Luther King
Statue Dedication & Unveiling
MLK Library
9800 E. Colfax
Aurora, CO 80012

For information contact:
Barbara Shannon-Banister, Division Chief
City of Aurora, Community Relations Division
#303-739-7580

Additional details TBA...

Dazzle Jazz
Sep
14
7:00 pm19:00

Dazzle Jazz

  • Dazzle Jazz

Erica Papillion-Posey Quartet

at

Dazzle Jazz

with

Ken Walker, bass
Chester Daigle II, piano
Jairus Daigle, violin

Monday, September 14th, 7pm
930 Lincoln St, Denver, CO 80203
(303) 839-5100

[ TICKETS] $15

Heritage at Bethel Lutheran featuring Erica Papillion-Posey & Oaklea Rowe
Sep
12
6:00 pm18:00

Heritage at Bethel Lutheran featuring Erica Papillion-Posey & Oaklea Rowe

  • Bethel Lutheran Church

Bethel Lutheran Church

presents

Heritage

(A deeply, moving nationalist concert program celebrating the African American musical heritage and the German cultural heritage. The program will feature some of America's most famed arrangements of the African American Spiritual and music from some of Germany's most celebrated composers.)

featuring

Erica Papillion-Posey
mezzo soprano

Oaklea Rowe
Soprano

with

Mila Startsev, piano

Tickets: $15 (at the door, general admission)

Saturday, September 12, 6-8pm
Bethel Lutheran Church

1450 Airport Blvd., Aurora, CO 80011
ph | 303 364 2245, http://www.bethelaurora.org

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"Lady Sings the Blues" at Mercury Cafe featuring Erica Papillion-Posey
Jun
25
7:00 pm19:00

"Lady Sings the Blues" at Mercury Cafe featuring Erica Papillion-Posey

  • Mercury Cafe

Erica Papillion-Posey  

In
“LADY SINGS the Blues”

A tribute to the incomparable
Billie Holiday

with:

Ken Walker, bass,
Chester Daigle, piano & Jairus Daigle, violin

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Erica delivers a passionate, stirring homage to the tenor of Holiday! The vocal stylings of this jazz and classically trained Beauty has been described as, “…purely exciting and rich…”, “…a voice reminiscent of the times.” ~Arte & Musica Magazine,

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 7-9 pm
Tickets: $25 (at the door)
Mercury Café

2199 California Street, Denver, CO
ph | 303 294 9281 or (9258)
addtl info | mercurycafe.com/events

EPP_Lady Sing the Blues_MercuryCafe