“One of the most distinctive and compelling jazz singers on the scene” (DownBeat), San Francisco native Mary Stallings has appeared alongside jazz greats including Cal Tjader, Dizzy Gillespie and the Count Basie Orchestra over her stellar career. With her supple sense of swing, blues-inflected phrasing, and matchless gift for empathic interpretation, it’s easy to see why The New York Times declared her “perhaps the best jazz singer alive today.”
Since her return to music following a nearly three-decade hiatus she has been enchanting audiences worldwide, recording eleven sessions for Concord, MAXJAZZ and High Note, culminating in her latest High Note album, Feelin’ Good, featuring evocative takes on the work of Monk, Mongo Santamaria, Sam Cooke, and Billy Eckstine.
Listen to Mary accompanied by Warren Wolf HERE.
Beyond her status as a world-travelling jazz icon, Stallings has a long history with SFJAZZ, serving as a Resident Artistic Director during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Seasons, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at their2011 Gala, and performing the opening song during the historic Opening Night concert at the SFJAZZ Center in January, 2013.
Friday and Saturday Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $49.
Early shows are SOLD OUT. Purchase 9:30 shows below: