Classic cabaret-style blues from this Brooklyn-born vocal powerhouse. Mara specializes in the great songs of the Smith Sisters, not just the legendary Bess, but Mamie, Clara and Trixie, too! A joyous phenomenon, she becomes her songs… she doesn’t pose, she doesn’t copy, but her entrancing music pierces our hearts – Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives Any sentence, any phrase, any word in the lyrics she sings and find some emotional energy to be transformed into a growl, a coo, a shout, a quiver. – Clinton Davis, The San Diego Troubadour Pre-Concert Wine Tastings: 7-7:30PM, led by JP Molinari and require an additional ticket. Jean Philippe (JP) Molinari will be presenting a selection of fine wines. JP’s career in the wine business began in France. Here in the U.S., he honed his skills and love of wine to become a sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. You’ll enjoy both his expertise and charm.