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The Preservation of Jazz - Out of the Mouth of Jazz Music Series includes an homage to a singer/songwriter, actress, activist that surprisingly goes under the radar except for hard core jazz aficionados. Known for her poetic, straight-forward compositions, Abbey Lincoln (born Gaby Wooldridge) gave the world six decades of incredible jazz music and Unlimited Sky Productions is extremely delighted to present Sky Covington’s Tribute to Abbey Lincoln. Abbey was raised in rural Michigan but eventually gravitated to New York City where she created and lived her best jazz life. Covington will take listeners on a journey from early songs such as “Afro-Blue” off Lincoln’s first album in 1954, to “Throw It Away” written in 1995 and into the new century with “Windmills of Your Mind” (2000) to list just a few treats on the menu.
Sky Covington's BILLIE HOLIDAY & Friends
the premiere showcase from
The Preservation of Jazz - Out of the Mouth of Jazz Music Series
and has been wowing audiences for over 20 years. She doesn't just sing the songs, Sky encapsulates the jazz legend in a most dramatic way! You never know which of Billie's admirers may show up. Carmen McRae, Dinah Washington, and Nina Simone all loved the jazz legend and attribute her with their styles and inspirations.
The Preservation of Jazz
Out of the Mouth of Jazz Music Series
THE SATIN DOLL REVUE
Improvisation, syncopation, riffs, tiffs, sass, and class were the elements that composed what was once referred to as “the Devil’s music” and viewed as socially unacceptable. However, the expressive outlook it gave could not be contained and jazz has now come to be considered an expression of high art. The Preservation of Jazz mission is to keep founding legacies alive through educational entertaining productions that bridge generational gaps and bring folks together to be captured by the innovations and soul-inspiring collaborations that come through jazz. In The Satin Doll Revue seasoned, professional performers and musicians from the Detroit Metropolitan area pay tribute to beloved lady legends of jazz, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Bessie Smith and Carmen McRae.