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Lydia Gray with Ed Eastridge Album Release “Summer Samba” Concert
July 20 @ 8:00 pm
Lydia Gray sings American and Brazilian Jazz Standards with a skillful refinement and warmth which reveals a glimpse of her distinguished entertainment lineage. Ms. Gray is the daughter of 50’s singer Betty Johnson (early Tonight Show fame) granddaughter to the founders of the celebrated Johson family singers of Charlotte, NC as well as sister to the well-known, Spanish big band singer, Elisabeth Gray.
“Summer Samba” incorporates a sensual Brazilian vibe to familiar songs by Carole King, Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach as well as other American and Brazilian Jazz classics, including Jobim, with a breezy, laid-back style and intimate arrangements for which Lydia and Ed are known. In Concert, joined by Marcus Copening on the drums and Andy Bourke on the bass, the evening promises to delight the senses and relax the mind.
9/21 – Kat Wright