BLU Jazz+Akron, OH, United States

Sunny Side & Victoria Douton - Jazz from New Orleans

By BLU Jazz+ (other events)

Friday, August 2 2024 7:00 PM 10:00 PM EDT

Join us, August 2nd, as we welcome our friends, Sunny Side, with opening act Victoria Douton, for a night of high energy New Orleans jazz!

Sunny Side is a jazz band based out of New Orleans, Louisiana. They are heavily influenced by the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Fats Waller, and many other early jazz legends.  The band name ‘Sunny Side’  was influenced by the 1930 Fats Waller/Jimmy McHugh jazz standard ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street’. The band was created in 2019, and is composed of musicians that have played together in various jazz projects around New Orleans since 2017.

Sunny Side provides a full New Orleans style jazz band experience with 3 part harmonies, a solid rhythm section, and an energetic vocalist and dancer.  Expect to become a part of the experience as Sunny Side engages with the energy and sound of what makes New Orleans such a special city.  Be prepared to dance and sing.

Victoria Doutón is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Montevideo, Uruguay. She studied classical flute at the National Conservatory of Music in Montevideo as well as the Montevideo University School of Music. She spent time in different countries like Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Brazil.  After a few years in Rio de Janeiro she went to the USA. She lived in Austin for a little while since she started collaborating with world-renown international musicians. And after a few months she made her way to New Orleans to be fully immersed in the rich musical culture that is the foundation of American music. She's been in New Orleans for five years and currently she's recording her first album.  Her travels inspired her to write music that goes from Afro South American Rhythms to Contemporary Jazz. Her music combines the different cultures and places she's been traveling for the past decade.

Website: Sunny Side

YouTube: Sunny Side NOLA Jazz

Tickets: $20 purchased in advance, $25 purchased day of show.