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ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!

SEPTEMBER 14TH 8PM! 

ONE SET ONLY!

HOTEL CAFE

https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=7965

opening set - JEMS - 7pm


https://www.wearejems.com/

 

CAST:
Raya Yarbrough - singin'
Felice Hernandez, Sara Mann - Backing vox
Pete Griffin - Bass
Stuart Elster - Piano
Michael Eisenstein - Guitar
Bryan Taylor - Drums

JEMS are: 
Emily Colombier, Jessica Rotter, & Sarah Margaret Huff

 
 

about raya

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Raya Yarbrough grew up singing in jazz clubs in Hollywood with her father, starting at the tender age of seven. Hollywood Boulevard—pre-90’s gentrification—was a heady and eccentric place, even more so than now. These early impressions— the grit and lush, low life—made their way into Raya’s musical vocabulary and permeate her new album “North Of Sunset, West of Vine” slated for release by AlternaJazz on September 14, 2018.

 

Though Yarbrough may be best known to audiences around the globe as the singer of “The Skye Boat Song”, the theme for the hit television series ’Outlander’, this is just one aspect of her vast and impressive artistic career.  Yarbrough made her international debut on Telarc (Concord) in 2008 with her self-titled album, Raya Yarbrough, produced by Oingo Boingo alum, Steve Bartek. She has produced a total of three independent albums, and her bands have included members of Kneebody, and Zappa Plays Zappa. Her upcoming album features drummer, Tony Austin, from Kamasi Washington’s groundbreaking album ‘The Epic,’ she recently collaborated with pianist Billy Childs and Van Dyke Parks, and frequently sings with Grammy-winning rock band, Portugal. The Man.

 

On the strength of compelling performances that reveal shades of Sarah Vaughn and Adele, The Los Angeles Times called her voice, “a pliable, versatile instrument, an effective vehicle for a musical expression that ranges freely.” USA Today remarked, “Yarbrough’s gracefully gritty vocals recall a young Joan Osborne.” Yarbrough has opened for Terence Blanchard at The Jazz Standard in New York City and performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival.

 

You can catch Raya, now, attracting crowds to Hotel Café, back in Hollywood, her old stomping ground. North Of Sunset, West Of Vine, has brought her full circle, and into a bold new light.

 

 

 

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9/14/18 hotel cafe

album release! 

1623 N Cahuenga Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90028
8pm
ONE SET ONLY!!!


opening set - JEMS - 7pm

GET TICKETS HERE! :
https://www.hotelcafe.com/tickets/?s=events_view&id=7965

CAST:
Raya Yarbrough - singin'
Felice Hernandez, Sara Mann - Backing vox
Pete Griffin - Bass
Stuart Elster - Piano
Michael Eisenstein - Guitar
Bryan Taylor - Drums

 

 

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9/21/18 Tag Gallery

Artifacts Of Grace
7pm, September 21, 2018


New original music by Raya Yarbrough, 
for string quintet and vocals.

This is music inspired by the works of painter and sculptor, Pam Douglas. Her "Artifacts of Grace" exhibition explores the feminine, in her most tactile, brutal, and elemental form. 

TAG GAllery
5458 Wilshire Blvd. 90036
(No tickets needed - Free!)

 

CAST:
Singing - Raya Yarbrough, with athletic harmonies from : Jessica Rotter, Sara Mann, Katie Hampton
Paul Cartwright (violin)
Sharon Jackson (violin) 
Zach Dellinger (viola)
Adrienne Woods (cello)
Ian walker (bass)