- This event has passed.
Summer Jazz Series: The Guests: Lucy Woodward & Henry Hey
September 8 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm$36
With a deep appreciation for the legacy of great songs and grooves, well-known master songstress Lucy Woodward along with dynamic collaborator creative pianist Henry Hey invite you to pull up a cozy chair for an energetic yet intimate evening.
Drawing from their own expansive professional experience as songwriters and performers, Lucy and Henry will share classic songs from the deep well of writers such as John Lennon, Nina Simone and others and will add their own contributions on top.
Born in London and raised in both New York and The Netherlands, Lucy Woodward was raised by an opera singer/musicologist/belly dancer mom and a conductor/composer dad on a steady musical diet of Puccini, middle-eastern music and more. Those early influences helped her learn about the power of melody and story within song craft, eventually leading her to club and coffeeshop gigs, then singing jingles and jazz standards for tips. Lucy first found international Top 40 success in the early 2000s, scoring 2 BMI Music Awards before the end of 2004. Lucy has been a featured artist touring with Pink Martini, Rod Stewart and Snarky Puppy. More recently, Lucy recorded two albums with Grammy-nominated guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter, leading to performances at festivals and jazz clubs in North America and Europe.
Henry Hey’s relationship to song and melody started from before he was able to walk. As the son of two music-loving parents, Henry was absorbing hours of The Beatles, orchestral music and jazz from his earliest days. The pursuit of music eventually saw Henry moving to New York City, where he would perform with jazz luminaries such as Jeff “Tain” Watts, Seamus Blake and Donny McCaslin. With the industry taking notice, this work led to Hey becoming the musical directors for three notable songsmiths, Rod Stewart (for the “Great American Songbook” tours), George Michael (“Symphonica”) and David Bowie (“The Next Day” and the theatrical piece “Lazarus”).