Sun, May 21, 2017
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2017-05-21 4:00 pm
Michael Ray & Cozmic Krewe Featuring Laranah Phipps at Jersey Shore Jazz Vespers Series at Asbury United Methodist Church
SEXY SASSY FUNKY CLASSY BLUESY- JAZZY
Laranah Phipps is a jazz soul-stress with a touch of world music influence. She is one of the hottest jewels in the American Jazz Crown. Laranah comes to the jazz arena naturally, as she is the proud product of Newark, NJ's illustrious jazz scene and works hard to continue the legacy of “Phipps Family”, Newark, New Jersey's First Family of Jazz.
The Phipps Family has enjoyed a long, prosperous and well documented jazz legacy both in the USA and abroad. Ernie Phipps, Gene Phipps, Sr. (her father), NatvPhipps Angela Phipps, Harold Phipps, Billy Phipps, and Gene Phipps, Jr. have all helped to pave the way for Laranah to step out onto the jazz stage with confidence and competence.
Laranah brings to the table, her own distinctive sound, sense of phasing, timing, story telling, and her volcanic grasp of groove, which she sometimes tends to color with humor, sensuousness, heart wrenching pain or soul stirring joy. Her straight-ahead approach combines tried and tested jazz improvisation with new and innovative ideas.
Lady Laranah's voice is laced with a certain ancient African richness, which allows her instrument to soar with a distinct yet familiar soul and power. A charismatic personality and a regal stage presence makes Ms. Phipps an authentic jazz vocalist and an inspiring entertainer.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1213 Pacific Avenue