Sy Smith Live in Austin – w/ Mark Whitfield & Selina Albright
September 30, 2018
7:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom


Women in Jazz presents: September Song! featuring Sy Smith, Mark Whitfield, & Selina Albright – “An Exquisite Jazz Experience at the Crowne” on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom.

$60 Reserved VIP Ticket includes buffet and a reserved seat at a table. $40 General Admission. Tickets are available online or by phone at 800-504-4849.

This blend of jazz, neo-soul and jazz funk will be an evening to remember! Soaring vocals and rhythmic guitar will entertain and delight as these impressive musicians blend traditional and new sounds. Sy Smith is long renowned as the “Queen of Underground Soul” for her edgy, progressive mix of funk, neo-soul and R&B, lyrical dexterity, her vocal whimsy (often colored with a very distinctive rhythmic swing that’s all her own) and her ability to spin a story like few others in soul music.

Dubbed by the New York Times as “The Best Young Guitarist in the Business,” guitarist Mark Whitfield has collaborated with legendary artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Herbie Hancock, Carmen McRae, Gladys Knight and more!

With a last name associated with musical excellence, Selina Albright is a soulful singer-songwriter with versatility that comes from years of listening to many origins and languages of music. Her angelic tone adds character and emotion to any ballad, yet her powerful wailing and energetic stage presence commands attention.

This is a show you don’t want to miss. This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department and a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.