Make a date for 'Winter Romance'
Audience members will enjoy a little "Winter Romance" when Tom Grant and Shelly Rudolph present an evening of delicious duets, soulful pop and romantic jazz numbers for the Lake Theater and Café's Music Monday concert Feb. 26.
Grant and Rudolph have been delighting audiences in the Pacific Northwest for nearly a decade with what they call their "robust repertoire."
Music enthusiasts might recall the duos' longstanding residency performing three or four times a week for several years at the Lake House in Lake Oswego. Grant and Rudolph feel this is "like coming home."
"The Lake is a great venue," said Grant. "It's a nice space with very friendly people. We are bringing in a grand piano for the show, too. The sound and look will really enhance the evening."
Grant has toured the world as a jazz pianist with giants such as Tony Williams, Joe Henderson and Charles Lloyd. While earning highest honors as a sideman, it is his own chart topping albums of the 1980s and '90s that gave momentum to the movement later dubbed smooth jazz.
After the 2009 release of "Life is Good," Grant was heralded to be "at this top of his game" by Jazz Times magazine.
Rudolph's singing voice has a honey sweet richness that she uses with incredible power and musical depth. She is often likened to Bonny Raitt and Norah Jones. She has performed and recorded with a wide range of successful talents such as Ken Stange (Joe Cocker), Dave Matthews (Etta James, Santana) and 2010 Grammy Award-winner David Darling.
The duo says the "show is going to be fun!"
Tickets are $15 online at https://laketheatercafe-com.seatengine.com or at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
Lake Theater and Café is located at 106 N. State St. in downtown Lake Oswego.