‘Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant’
Awaits Two Nights of Performances From
Grammy Nominated Artist Carmen Bradford
There is a $20 cover charge for the Carmen Bradford Performances
Savannah, Ga. – (August 9, 2021) – Savannah’s premiere jazz venue Good Times Jazz Bar and Restaurant is set to host the “Carmen Bradford Trio” with Quentin Baxter (Drums), Rodney Jordan (Bass), Assaf Gleizner (Piano). Performances are set to take place on Friday, August 13 & Saturday, August 14, 8:00 pm -11:00 pm.
Carmen was discovered and hired by William “Count” Basie and was the featured vocalist in the legendary Count Basie Orchestra for nine years. She has since performed and/or recorded with: Wynton Marsalis, Shelly Berg and John Clayton along with the Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, Doc Severinsen, Tony Bennet, Jeremy Monteiro, James Brown, Patti Austin, Byron Stripling, Dori Caymmi, George Benson, Lena Horne, Frank Sinatra, Joe Williams, DIVA Jazz Orchestra, the National Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, The Dani Felber Big Band, Dallas Symphony, Oklahoma Symphony, Vancouver Philharmonic and countless artists around the world. Carmen performed on two Grammy award winning albums with the Basie Band in the 1980’s and later collaborated on a third Grammy Award winning album, “Big Boss Band,” with guitarist George Benson in 1991. Her soulful voice warmed the hearts of Americans through the celebrated performance of the classic duet, “How Do You Keep The Music Playing?” on the TONIGHT SHOW with the Johnny Carson Show that same year.
On occasion, Carmen has loaned her talented voice to stage productions and the music of Hollywood films, cartoons, television commercials, and the theatre. She sang on the haunting soundtrack for Oprah Winfrey’s “Beloved,” and starred in the title role of Duke Ellington’s Folk Opera “Queenie Pie” at the University of Texas, Butler School of Music.
Carmen’s 2015 release, titled, John Mills “Invisible Design” featuring Carmen Bradford is another example of Carmen Bradford’s ability to sing all forms of jazz be it straight ahead jazz, blues or jazz fusion, and swing it like nobody can. With the first ever, Christmas album, the 2015 release of the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, titled “A Very Swingin Basie Christmas” on Concord Records, with Johnny Mathis, Carmen Bradford, and Ledisi was another first for Carmen as well.
In 2016, Carmen Bradford was asked by South African trumpeter, Darren English, to be a part of his new critically acclaimed Nelson Mandela tribute Cd, titled “Imagination Nation”, Hot Shoe Records. Whether it is a duo concert with Shelly Berg, Big Band with the ladies of DIVA, or her new favorite: performing with Symphony Orchestras around the world, it’s all a great fit!
In 2018, Carmen Bradford was presented with a jewel! The opportunity to teach again! Carmen is the Resident Artist, Vocal Jazz Professor, at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The new jazz program is called “RJAM” Roots, Jazz and American Music, and she is loving it!
Carmen Bradford’s 2019 Grammy Nominated performance, from the album, “All About That Basie” with the Count Basie Orchestra, Conducted by Scotty Barnhart was an opportunity to pay
tribute to the great, Ella Fitzgerald, singing Miss Fitzgerald’s hit, ‘Honey Suckle Rose’ along with other featured artist, Stevie Wonder, Kurt Elling, Take 6, Jamie Davis, Jon Faddis and Joey DeFrancesco. Carmen Bradford’s body of work reflects a vast depth of musical experience and technical brilliance. She is also recognized for the overwhelming passion she brings to the lyric. She has truly contributed to the perpetuation and preservation of this great American art form called jazz.
About Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant
Opened in 2017 by husband-and-wife duo, Stephen and Danielle Moore, Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant, located downtown at 107 W. Broughton Street. “Throughout this past year we have waited for the right time to reopen for the health and safety of the public and our team.” It is understandable that our guests may have initial concerns when it comes to eating out even after limitations are lifted. However, all guests should feel safe knowing that our policy will still require that masks be worn when not eating, when at the bar, when restaurant staff are present at the table, and at all points when guests are not seated at the table.
For dinner reservations please visit Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant, 107 West Broughton Street, Savannah, GA 31401 – www.goodtimesjazzbar.com/reservations/ For general inquires on the restaurant, please e-mail email@example.com or contact (912) 236-2226 or (912) 236-7326.