Jazz at Sundown
- Indian Wells Theater at California State University San Bernardino - Palm Desert Campus, 37500 Cook Street
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The Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival presents Jazz at Sundown.
Doors open at 5:00 PM. Concert starts at 6:00 PM.
The Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival presents Jazz at Sundown, beginning December 1 with the electrifying Nona Hendrix at the Indian Wells Theater in Palm Desert. Hendryx is probably still best known as a member of Labelle, the popular R&B group of the 70’s and 80’s headed by the legendary Patti Labelle. However, since then she has made her mark as a dynamic high energy entertainer across all musical genres from R&B to Pop and Jazz. In recent years she has been on the music scene touring with jazz royalty, multi Grammy-winning drummer, Terri Lyne Carrington.
Hendryx kicks off the Holiday Season with a group of stellar female musicians led by popular jazz pianist, Sunny Paxson with renown blues guitarist Kat Dyson. Hendryx fans can expect an evening of both the new and old with material from her recent albums and, of course, favorites from her days with Labelle.
Nona Hendryx belonged to the experimental rock-soul group Labelle in the 1970s, along with pop diva Patti Labelle. Hendryx wrote much of their music, but their biggest hit, the cheeky and disco-fied 1975 number "Lady Marmalade," came from another pen. Their "high, torrential harmonies," noted Entertainment Weekly writer Tom Moon, "lifted ordinary songs into extraordinary exciting events---and spawned a slew of imitators." After they disbanded, Hendryx, Labelle, and the third member, Sarah Dash, all pursued solo careers with varying degrees of success. Hendryx has produced a string of solo records that showcase her penchant for exploring new musical styles.
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