WNC Jazz Society
A concert by the Tierney Sutton Band is an experience of rare and powerful harmony achieved by four humble musicians who are at the top of their game. Comprised of pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker, the band has headlined at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Hollywood Bowl, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. They have recorded eight CD’s to increasing recognition and acclaim.
Business Week hailed 2007’s On the Other Side as “a masterpiece…eloquent, honest, and magnificently sung and played.” Dancing in the Dark, released in 2004 and focused on the music of Frank Sinatra, was hailed in the All Music Guide: “The music may have been inspired by Sinatra, but, in her own way, Sutton has gone beyond her inspiration.”
The cumulative respect that Tierney and her band have earned is reflected in the JazzTimes magazine review of Desire: “Given their impeccable track record, it comes as no surprise that all vocalizing and instrumental accompaniment is accomplished with the utmost discernment and skill.”
Jazz Series 2011 is sponsored by the Western North Carolina Jazz Society. Concerts are open to the public.