Songs We Love. featuring Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas and Shenel Johns

Jazz at Lincoln Center

10 Columbus Circle, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Dizzy's Club





Event Dates

Jan 15, 2022


7:30pm ET & 9:30pm ET

Jazz at Lincoln Center

Three rising stars take audiences on a journey through some of the most iconic songs of early blues and jazz. Those virtuosic vocalists are Vuyo Sotashe, finalist of the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition; Brianna Thomas, whom The Wall Street Journal says “may be the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation”; and Shenel Johns, who most recently performed with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. Under the music direction of trumpeter, composer, and arranger Riley Mulherkar, the repertoire will include hits made famous by Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, and Sarah Vaughan.


Vuyo Sotashe, vocals
Brianna Thomas, vocals
Shenel Johns, vocals
Riley Mulherkar, trumpet
Mariel Bildsten, trombone
Julian Lee, reeds
Mathis Picard, piano
Barry Stephenson, bass
TJ Reddick, drums

Live Performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s intimate jazz lounge, Dizzy’s Club in New York City. The Jan. 15 performance is also available as a virtual performance.