One concert was not enough to satisfy those wanting to hear jazz singer and relative newcomer to the Grand Valley, Alycia Vince. Her concert on Saturday, April 11th, as part of the Grand Junction Symphony’s Chateau Chamber Concerts Series, has been sold out for nearly two months so a second performance has been added on Friday, April 10th at 7:30pm at Two Rivers Winery & Chateau.
Vince, who also works as the Symphony Manager of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra, moved to Grand Junction about 18 months ago and has quickly established herself in the Grand Valley live music scene for not only her jazz vocals but also her original music, fiddle playing, and regular performances with local bluegrass band Stray Grass.
Her performance on Friday, April 10th at Two Rivers Winery & Chateau will bring together local guitarist John Schultz, bassist Mike Facey and Chris Rose on keyboards, both from Aspen. The evening will also feature Grand Junction Symphony trumpeter Judd Berry.
Songs for the evening will include jazz standards made popular by Norah Jones and Diana Krall as well as Ella Fitzgerald’s Summertime, Billie Holliday’s I’ll Be Seeing You, and Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now among many others. A few of Vince’s original songs will also highlight the concert.
Originally from Sheridan, WY, Alycia attended the School of Music at Western Michigan University on a jazz scholarship after being recruited to Michigan by Professor Sunny Wilkinson-Newman. Alycia has released two jazz albums If It Wasn’t For You, and Alycia Vince, Live at the Carriage House. Her third album is in the recording stages and will feature her original songs as well as uniquely arranged folk and blue grass tunes.
Special thanks to Chuck & Robbie Breaux for their support of the Chateau Chamber Concerts Series since its inception.
Tickets for the Alycia Vince Jazz Quartet on Friday, April 10th are still available for $30 per person. Seating is general admission and each ticket purchased includes a glass of wine from Two Rivers Winery.
Tickets can be purchased by calling 243-6787, by ordering online at GJSO.org, or by visiting the Symphony office at 414 Main Street.