This year’s PDX Jazz @ Tony Starlight’s Spring concert series continues this Saturday, April 30 at 8pm, with pianist Tom Grant and vocalist Shelly Rudolph, whowill continue to delight audiences in their native Pacific Northwest. Jazz fans can also hear Tom Grant on KMHD this Friday between 1-4PM as part of the ongoing, “Grand Piano Series” hosted by Lynn Darroch.
With an infectious mix of jazz, soul and pop Tom Grant and Shelly Rudolph share an inescapable chemistry and charm that are obvious from the very first note. As a jazz pianist, Tom Grant has toured the world with giants such as Tony Williams, Joe Henderson and Charles Lloyd. While earning kudos as an in-demand sideman, it was Tom’s own chart topping albums of the 1980s and 90s that gave momentum to the movement later dubbed as smooth jazz. Following his 2009 release, Life is Good, Tom was heralded to be at “the top of his game” by Jazz Times magazine.
Shelly Rudolph’s singing voice has a honeyed richness that she uses with incredible power and musical depth. The Oregonian has described her as the “little singer with the big voice” and she is often likened to singers from Bonnie Raitt to Norah Jones. Shelly has performed and recorded with a wide range of successful talents such as Ken Stange (of Joe Cocker), Dave Matthews (of Etta James, Santana) and 2010 Grammy Award winner David Darling.
PDX JAZZ @ TONY STARLIGHT’S SPRING CONCERT SERIES PERFORMANCES:
Tom Grant and Shelly Rudolph
Saturday, April 30 · 8pm
Colin Vallon Trio
Saturday, May 21 · 8pm
Saturday, June 18 · 8pm
Tony Starlight’s Supper Club – Lounge
3728 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 517-8584