which way west? Sunday concert series
August 3rd – 4:30-6:30 pm:
Vocalist Sherri Roberts
with the David Udolf Trio

Sherri RobertsSherri Roberts sings jazz and unusual standards, backed by a superlative trio led by pianist David Udolf, with Chris Amberger on bass and Jim Zimmerman on drums.

A jazz-oriented singer with a warm, inviting voice, Sherri has established herself as a “less-is-more” vocalist in the gently swinging style of Chet Baker, Helen Merrill, or Julie London.  Her favored repertoire leans heavily
towards wrongfully neglected standards, which she imbues with “flourish- free readings that are pure, strong, and potent.” (Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes, 2013).

She has recorded for Brownstone, starting with 1994’s Twilight World and Dreamsville in 1997.  In 2006 Sherri released The Sky Could Send You followed in 2013 by Lovely Days, both on the Blue House/Pacific Coast Jazz label. Phil Woods, Chris Potter, Lew Soloff, Mark Soskin and Danny Gottlieb are among the supporting artists represented on these recordings. She has forged a creative partnership with bassist Harvie S, who played on and produced three of these cds. Lovely Days, her most recent outing, is a duo project with the brilliant but little documented pianist Bliss Rodriguez.