Nights with Nancy

music July 17, 2017 14:48

By The Nation

The Living Room at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit will welcome US jazz star Nancy Harms September 12 to October 7.



Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms moved to New York City in 2010 where she continues to enchant audiences at such iconic venues as Birdland, Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano and 55 Bar.

Stephen Holden of the New York Times, who reviewed her recent Manhattan appearance at the renowned Metropolitan Room in “Ellington at Night”, called her “enigmatic woman of mystery forging her own path”. Music critic Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal added said that she swings like crazy, but she never makes the rhythm more important than the narrative. “I can only imagine that on whatever turquoise cloud Ellington might be reclining on, he couldn't help but love her madly.”

Harms has toured Europe multiple times since 2011, with performances at the Elgar Room in London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall, top Paris jazz venue, New Morning, and at the 2015 Copenhagen Jazz Festival. In addition to her own CDs, “Dreams in Apartments”, “In the Indigo”, and “Ellington at Night” she appears on albums by Wycliffe Gordon and Jeremy Siskind.

“Harms is an original with a truly special voice and style. She could, and should, go a long way,” said Niels Lan Doky, music director of The Standard Copenhagen, who called her a truly unique artist with an incredibly compelling voice. She is totally updating and reinventing the jazz standards repertoire,” said engaging artist Bob Protzman of Downbeat Magazine. 

Harms will be complemented by the virtuoso piano playing of Randy Cannon, outstanding drummer Willard Dyson, Thailand’s leading bass player, Therdsak Wongvichien every Tuesday and Wednesday, with new bass player, Alex Sergeenko, taking over from Thursday to Saturday.

The show starts from 8.30 and admission is Bt300 per person. The fee is waived for guests spending Bt1,000 a head at any of the hotel’s dining venues, so hang on to those receipts. 

Find out more at (02) 649 8353 or email dining.sgs@luxurycollection.com.