The Outpost Jazz Performance Space

Albuquerque's Non-Profit, Member-Supported, Community-Based Performing Arts Center

Cathryn McGill: UnMasked

This event is part of Women & Creativity Month

March 16, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Thursday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $15 - $20
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One of Albuquerque's most popular and respected singers, bandleaders and cultural organizers, Cathryn McGill returns to the Outpost stage for an evening of gospel-infused jazz and blues. Currently working on a new one-woman show entitled "UnMasked," she will debut some of the music and poetry from that piece tonight. Joined by long-time collaborators John Rangel, piano and Reed Easterwood, guitar, she describes the show as "an evening of unabashed love, laughter, sorrow and joy enveloped in the healing powers of the music." Cathryn McGill grew up singing in the church choirs in her hometown of Muskogee, Oklahoma. She is deeply rooted in the gospel tradition with influences that also include Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Roberta Flack and Betty Carter and her performances have been described as "electrifying, gospel-cooked jazz and blues." She has shared the stage with Bo Diddley, Grover Washington Jr., and Lyle Lovett and is the founder and director of New Mexico Black History Organizing Committee which, since 2010, has been committed to highlighting and celebrating African American contributions to American history throughout the United States,  including McGill's Roots Revival Revisited production as well as the annual Gospel Best Competition (February 26). $20/$15 Members & Students