Singer Josephine Beavers, the Chicago singer who generated national media coverage for her career revival in her middle years, will make her major West Coast debut at the Catalina Jazz Club on Wednesday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. She is introduced by Mike Stoller (of Leiber-Stoller) and his wife Corky Hale, and Corky will also make a special appearance. Beavers will be accompanied on the piano by her musical director, Ed Vodicka.
Beavers, who won acclaim from leading jazz critics for her recent performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York, gave up her career as a youngster to care for her four children and tend to her husband’s business. husband, and resumed her career at an age when many are retiring. His new album, “Prime Time”, is currently climbing the jazz charts. Critic Jeffrey Lyle Segal reported in the Times Square Chronicles, “If you’re ever worried it’s too late to do what you want to do, seek inspiration from jazz singer Josephine Beavers, who will prove you wrong. Mrs. Beavers is a warm and elegant person. , a beautiful woman of a certain age, who has both a lively style and a masterful mastery of her instrument. In what was both her debut as a professional singer and her debut with Feinstein/54 Below, this native of Chicago has shown that talent has no age. “
Corky Hale is an internationally acclaimed jazz harpist, pianist and singer who has also backed a who’s who of iconic artists such as Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Peggy Lee, Anita O’Day, Tony Bennett, Chet Baker and George Michael, among many others.
The Catalina Jazz Club is located at 6725 Sunset Blvd. at Hollywood. The telephone for reservations is 323-466-2210.