Katherine Byrnes and Angelo Versace (Standards)
Katherine Byrnes and Angelo Versace are two of Tucson’s jazz luminaries joining together for an unforgettable night of music. A graduate of the University of Arizona School of Music, vocalist Katherine Byrnes has toured the world singing Jazz, Broadway, Rock, and Classical genres. Her projects have taken her as far as China with Art.if.act Dance Project, across Europe with Blue Note recording artist Amos Lee, and throughout the United States with her original band, Sweet Ghosts. In 2018, Katherine released an album of duets with pianist Jeff Haskell. She is joined by accomplished pianist, Angelo Versace, the University of Arizona Director of Jazz Studies. Versace has been described as “a fleet-fingered keyboard dynamo” (Lawrence Budman) and “next star on the jazz scene” (Dwayne Dolphin). Versace’s passion for performing and collaborating has led him to perform at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), the Tucson Jazz Festival (Arizona), the New Orleans Jazz Festival (Louisiana), the Pensacola Jazz Festival (Florida), the Mellon Jazz Festival (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), and the Coral Gables Jazz Festival (Miami, Florida). He has had the privilege of working as a sideman with several internationally recognized artists including Khristian Dentey, Brice Winston, Troy Roberts, Dave Stryker, and Roxy Coss.