Lavay Smith – Duke Ellington

Smart, sultry & joyful
Sunday, April 21st , 4pm
@ Silo's, Napa

Lavay Smith, vocals

Backed by her superb band, the
Red Hot Skillet Lickers

Artist website:
www.lavaysmith.com

by dickdanne on December 17, 2012

Oh yeah, it’s time for our annual birthday tribute to the great Duke Ellington! It promises to be a super show and we are celebrating with Lavay Smith, a stellar singer who evokes that earlier, very nostalgic era – Lavay is a saucy vocalist with a big following, she’s steeped in Ellington’s music and in the blues. Real jazz entertainment!

“Pure class and a sense of humor… a time machine in vintage threads.” – Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue

“As a singer, Smith is both ravishing and compelling, and her band… is world-class.” – Marian Wallace, Alternative Press Magazine

“A lush vocal style recalling both Bessie Smith and Dinah Washington.” – Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times