June 14th, 2011
The last amazing set I photographed at the 2011 Bellevue Jazz Festival was by three-time GRAMMY® nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Tierney Sutton and the Tierney Sutton Band at the Theatre at Meydenbauer Cente Friday, June 3rd. Tierney Sutton Band has collaborated for a span of 17 years. They have also been awarded the JazzWeek Award for Vocalist Of The Year, earned consecutive nominations for Jazz Journalist Association awards, recorded several number one albums, and garnered critical praise throughout the world. Tierney Sutton, Vocals, Christian Jacob, Piano, Kevin Axt, Bass
Ray Brinker, Drums. What a great sound this group has and Tierney’s vocls are so sweet and expressive.
Comprised of acclaimed vocalist Tierney Sutton and instrumental virtuosos Christian Jacob, Trey Henry, Kevin Axt and Ray Brinker, the band is an incorporated partnership and a model of both musical and business unity. Members of The Tierney Sutton Band have played and recorded with a diverse array of music legends including Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Placido Domingo, Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor and countless others, yet the Tierney Sutton Band has demanded and received their commitment for almost two decades.
The Band’s Album On The Other Side has been called by BusinessWeek “A Masterpiece…eloquent, honest and magnificently sung and played.” The band’s most recent GRAMMY® nominated album, Desire, has been described by The Chicago Sun Times as “a conceptual masterpiece.”