Holiday tunes tinged with old-time blues, spiced with horn-forward jazz and delivered with Davina’s powerful, tender voice. Davina and the Vagabonds have an unforgettable sound, merging vocals that are both charming and tactful with brilliant jazz instrumentation. In “A Lovenest Holiday”, this internationally-renowned quintet shares an energetically soulful celebration full of holiday cheer.
A distillation of bluesy barroom baritone and bravado, graveyard jazz grooves, and noir-ish lyricism backed by boisterous piano, guitar, and strings, Davina and the Vagabonds bring you classic holiday songs arranged in their signature swinging style. Let this formidable five-piece acoustic band take you on a festive journey packed with holiday’s greats, from eras past and present including songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Elvis, Louis Prima, Chuck Berry, Otis Redding, Billie Holiday, Sara Bareilles, and many more. Get a taste for what’s in store by listening to their celebrated album, A Lovenest Holiday.
About Davina: New spin on an old sound, Davina and The Vagabonds have created a stir on the international music scene with their high-energy live shows and commanding stage presence. Davina Sowers has been compared to Etta James, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Betty Boop, but comparisons don’t suffice: she is a true original. Bringing you 100 years of American music and Davina’s originals, which lend themselves to the American Songbook, the band brings edgy nostalgia to older generations and fresh new music to younger ears. This rollicking quintet is held together by Sowers’ keyboard playing, with acoustic bass, drums, and a spicy trumpet and trombone horn section. The group’s focused, clean sound and emphasis on acoustic instruments is novel to both blues and jazz worlds, and sets the show closer to New Orleans than to Chicago.
Davina & The VagabondsDavina Vagabonds will take the Pipestone Performing Arts Center stage on Friday, November 24th with the showtime at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $25.00 for adults, and $15 for students. There is an early-bird special of $18 per ticket for the first 100 tickets sold. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the PPAC website at www.pipestoneperformingartscenter.com, or by calling the Box Office at 507-825-2020 or 877-722-2787 (Tuesday through Friday, 12p-4p)..