In case you have heard enough Christmas songs to fill your annual quota, or you crave a mellow break from shopping, football and relatives, consider sliding over to The Side Door on Saturday, Dec. 11, to hear Shelley Burns perform.
Burns, The Side Door informs the unfamiliar, “has been performing professionally virtually all of her life and is regarded as one of the premier jazz vocalists on the West Coast. Her recordings have been heard on jazz radio stations across the nation, and she has appeared at many jazz festivals.”
A fan of Johnny Mercer’s lyrics, Burns made an album, “Accentuate,” that transforms some Mercer standards with her own style.
According to Jaijai Jackson of the Jazz Network Worldwide, “Accentuate” illustrates how Burns “is passionate about her gifts, and I for one have learned something about tenacity from her guided spirit.”
Saturday’s concert begins at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online. The Side Door is at 2900 Franklin Blvd.
The venue changes genres the following Friday (Dec. 17) when at 7 p.m. Forever Goldrush takes the stage. “The Californian alternative pop/rock four-piece (band) formed in 1997 when a group of childhood friends decided to seriously mix their passion for country, folk and blues,” The Side Door reports on its website. Tickets, again, are $20.
Proof of vaccine and face masks are required at The Side Door.