Madison Community Arts Center (Rose Hall)07940, NJ, United States

Jersey Jazz LIVE! | Lucy Wijnands Celebrates Sarah!

By Madison Arts and Culture Alliance (other events)

Sunday, March 3 2024 3:00 PM 5:00 PM EST

JERSEY JAZZ LIVE! on Sunday February 4 2024 @ 3:00 pm

Lucy Wijnands

By the time she blew out the candles for her recent 25th birthday, Lucy Wijnands had toured the Netherlands, Japan, and Israel, completed a 16-week residency singing with the world-famous Birdland Big Band, became a regular at Manhattan’s Mezzrow and other jazz clubs, won the prestigious Ella Fitzgerald competition, and picked up a degree in jazz studies from SUNY Purchase’s Conservatory of Music, graduating as an Ella Fitzgerald Scholar and President’s Award recipient.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Lucy was surrounded by all kinds of music. Her mother, Lisa Smith, is an art historian and self-proclaimed “defender of the groove,” who brought the funk, soul, and rock. Stereo blasting, hard dancing and loud singing was big in their house. Lucy grew up in an environment where love, liberation, and celebration of the individual was the norm.

Her father, Bram Wijnands, is one the few living masters of stride piano. He took Lucy to gigs even as a toddler where she learned to swing seated on his knee while his hands moved up and down the keyboard. Soon enough she was not just the cute kid, but the precocious young singer, soaking up wisdom from Kansas City’s countless resident and visiting jazz masters. While she was bonding with her dad, she was also nurturing a maturity of voice and poise that defied her age.

Lucy’s Website

There will be light refreshments for purchase. $5 Student Ticket (with Valid I.D.)

Funding for Jersey Jazz Live! has been made possible, in part, by funds from Morris Arts through the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of The National Endowment for the Arts.