€20.00 – €25.00
Viimsi Library @ 18.00
Mandy Gaines is a talented, versatile vocalist and entertainer, with more than 30 years of professional experience who has entertained and delighted audiences throughout the world.
Her performances are generally viewed as refreshing, soulful and exciting. From 1988 to the present, she has continued to improve and grow through her gifted interpretations of Jazz, R&B and Soul classics as well as writing and performing her original works.
Throughout her career Mandy has performed with such Jazz greats as Wynton Marsalis, Dany Doriz, Randy Brecker, Scott Hamilton, ElDee Young, Red Holt, Rhoda Scott, Deborah Brown, Brad Leali, Leroy Jones, Bryan Lynch, Keith Loftis, Marcus Printup, Wendell Brunious, Vincent Gardner, Larry Price, Wes “warm daddy” Anderson, Michael Stanton and Victor Gaskin.
Mandy has performed all over the world with various orchestras, big bands and small groups in Europe, Russia and Far East, and most recently with The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, performing the Mid-Century Songbook of Jazz and Blues Mandy was just recently inducted into the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame for her high-level extensive work and experience performing Jazz music.
As the theme for the 2021 Viimsi Happy Jazz Festival is “Blues”, the program for Mandy and her group will be selected from the material of the famous jazzy blues singers of the 1920’s and 30’s, like ‘Bessie’ Smith, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Lena Horne etc.