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The Center For The Arts Presents Lolo’s Lounge

feat. Alvetta Newby-Jones

Sunday, May 15th, 2022

7:00pm, Doors open at 6:00pm The Marisa Funk Theater

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Lolo (Lorraine) Gervais presents a series of intimate cabaret shows in 2022 featuring locally known singers from very different musical backgrounds, to explore and celebrate the music and vocal styles of Sara Vaughan, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, Sade, Etta James and beyond. Lorraine and her guests will share with the audience & each other how their own singing lives have been shaped by these icons (among others) into who they are today, all while being backed by a small group of great players onstage. A little conversation, some laughter and a lot of heartfelt singing will make for some very special nights in this next year.

May 15th, Lorraine and her special guest Alvetta NewbyJones will celebrate some of their favorite icons in the worlds of jazz, blues and soul— Sarah Vaughan, Etta James and Sharon Jones.  Alvetta is a native of Washington, D.C. As she likes to say, “D.C. born and bred.” She has a lengthy background in musical theater and has been singing professionally for over 25 years. During her time with the funk group, Cherry Royale, she had the opportunity to open for some of the best soul and funk players in the game including Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Orgone and even “The Woo” himself,  Mr. Bernie Worrell. While living in Nevada County, Alvetta’s projects included singing with the Grammy award winning Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and her personal project, the jazz-soul group FlyTiger.  She and her husband Richard (on drums), also performed with “fellow soul sista” Lorraine Gervais,  including as The Velvet Foxes, which turned into a big fun disco party right before Covid shut the world down for awhile. Now living in Tulsa, she and Richard are looking forward to coming back to the West Coast and performing with Lorraine and her band again!

Upcoming Show Dates

Sunday, October 2, 2022
Sunday, December 4, 2022

About – Lorraine Gervais

 Lorraine “Lolo” Gervais is a jazz and R&B singer whose warm and soulful vocals, stage presence and warm relationship with her audiences have made her a favorite on both the local scene and when playing different venues and festivals up and down the west coast and beyond. She’s known for being a consummate and versatile entertainer who brings a quirky elegance and contemporary feel whether it’s singing Neo Vintage Jazz— or belting out Classic R&B and Soul. Singing onstage since childhood, Lorraine has truly lived her life in music. Whether sharing the stage with other featured singers or singing alone as front woman, she loves being a part of the shared space of performer and audience.

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