Jazz vocal artist, composer, and poet Nora McCarthy and her Quintet, comprised of world-renowned musical artists, will present a night of romantic, beautiful ballads and other jazz classics attributed to the legendary song stylist Jimmy Scott, including McCarthy's original composition Faith in Time, Jimmy's Song, inspired by Scott's life story. Her tribute to Jimmy Scott at the Triad Theater is an homage to an artist who shares the same hometown as McCarthy — Cleveland — and who she credits as a major influence in her life and music.
"McCarthy's vocals often recalled those of the great Jimmy Scott." — All About Jazz
"McCarthy delivers with the improvisational intuition of Betty Carter and the compassion of Billie Holiday; she plays her tender voice like a musician trying to get the best out of some favored, old horn." — Ed Hill