December 8th, 2022 7pm Stage
Arianna Neikrug, winner of the 2015 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition (the "Sassy" Awards), is a NYC-based and LA-bred jazz/pop vocalist, songwriter, arranger, and Concord Jazz recording artist. Downbeat Magazine says, “Neikrug sings beyond her years, and while her technique and flexibility are striking, it’s her soulfulness that startles and lingers.” Arianna has a voice that cuts right to the heart. She has shared the stage with various artists including George Coleman, Steve Miller, Alice Cooper, Kenny Burrell, Neil Young, Al Jarreau, Mindy Abair, James Moody, George Benson, Karrin Allyson, Gretchen Parlato, and Roseanna Vitro, and she has performed at and continues to headline some of the hottest venues in the US, including Birdland and Jazz Standard in NYC, and SF Jazz and Yoshi’s in San Francisco. Arianna’s debut album “Changes” on Concord Records (2018) in collaboration with pianist, arranger, producer and Grammy winner, Laurence Hobgood displays her deep musicality, skilled musicianship, and sophisticated songwriting.