Banu Gibson and Hot Jazz Inc.

PVPA Professional Shows

Nov 06, 2016 - Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

During an era when most female singers who interpret music from the 1920s come across as dated "red hot mamas," camp, or satirical, Banu Gibson practically stands alone. She performs music from the 1920s and '30s creatively, but within the boundaries of the idiom, giving fresh life and excitement to forgotten tunes and swinging hard with her Hot Jazz Orchestra. Although she has recorded for World, Jazzology, and Stomp Off, her most rewarding recordings are for her own Swing Out label and that rank with the top classic jazz of the era.