LIVE: Kim Nazarian @ The Egg, 4/1/16

April 19th, 2016, 4:00 pm by Greg


Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

She was born in Troy, raised in Loudonville and graduated from Shaker High School, so the concert earlier this month by jazz vocalist Kim Nazarian (of the Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal quartet New York Voices) at The Egg’s Swyer Theatre was something of a homecoming concert.

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The evening was also her first Greater Nippertown appearance since last fall’s release of her debut solo album, Some Morning, and she made it a family affair, accompanied by her husband Jay Ashby (percussion, trombone) and son Ian Ashby (bass), along with Marcello Pellitteri (drums) and Mark Shilansky (piano).

In addition to her career as a musician, Nazarian is also a teacher and jazz educator, so it was no big surprise when she enlisted a number of students from Bethlehem Central High School to join her for the concert as well.