Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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About Cara Francis

Cara Francis There is an inimitable charm to vocalist Cara Francis. She graces the stage with an easy sense of swing, a quick wit and a lyrical feel that is both playful and heartfelt. Her snappy blonde bob and vintage couture create a striking visual, and her eclectic repertoire?a tasteful mix of classics from the Great American Songbook and jazz-infused pop tunes from the 60’s and 70’s?delights audiences wherever she plays. Cara’s approach is intentional and specific. “People did not stop writing music in 1955,” she says, “and there is an un-mined catalog of songs that can be reinterpreted through a jazz lens and presented in an entirely new way.” Her goal is to give the listener a new experience of each song, be it Burt Bacharach’s “One Less Bell to Answer” or Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll,” while also touching a familiar emotional place. She explains, “Stories change as we change. The cautionary love song you listened to in your 20’s takes on a whole different hue when you’re 50. And music is interactive. The band and I bring the song, but the meaning blooms in the listener.” Cara has has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the Northwest, including Tula’s, Egan’s, Craft 19, North City Bistro, Tacoma Jazz Walk, The Sorrento Hotel, and the Second Sunday Concert Series at Tacoma’s Seymour Conservatory to name a few. She has worked with Kareem Kandi, Darin Clendenin, Clipper Anderson, Mark Ivester, and Craig Hoyer, all of whom she describes as “amazing people, friends and musicians.”

About Good Measure

Good Measure An a capella group out of Portland that covers pop and holiday hits, which means there's something for everyone, except instruments.

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