Jazz at Two - VALERIE GILLESPIE ENSEMBLE

Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL

Valerie is an accomplished vocalist, influenced by Diana Krall, Nancy Wilson, Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae, and Diane Shuur. A multi talented musician, she also plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone sax, flute, piccolo and clarinet; all extremely well. Ms. Gillespie has played with national icons Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin, Rosemary Clooney, George Burns, Ben Vereen, Joan Rivers, Ray Charles, Jon Faddis, Steve Allen, Anthony Newley, Natalie Cole & Michael Feinstein. She traveled with the Xavier Cugat Orchestra in the US and Japan. She also performs with the Florida Orchestra and with big band orchestras at Ruth Eckert Hall and the Van Wezel PAC. Valerie is also on the music faculty staff at the University of South Florida. Concert features Jody Marsh, piano; Steve Boisen, bass; Dave Rudolph, drums

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