Join us for an evening dedicated to the "Empress of Blues," Bessie Smith. From 8:00PM to 12:00AM Nadia Washington and friends will give a live performance honoring some of Smith's most iconic work.
Referred to as one of the greatest blues singers of all time, Bessie Smith brought an unparalleled emotional intensity, expression and artistry to her performances. Her first recording, "Down-Hearted Blues," established her as the most successful black performing artist of her time and from there she recorded with some of the most important jazz instrumentalists of the time including Charlie Green, Joe Smith, Tommy Ladnier and most notably Louis Armstrong. Smith's wide, expressive range, interpretation and delivery established her as one of the most important blues and jazz vocalists of all time.
Tonight, Nadia Washington and her band will play a unique fusion of contemporary jazz and soul. Washington, whose voice is described as "soulful," "thrilling" and "beautiful," is among the prominent artists that connect the lines between music's heart and soul, much like Smith. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Nadia has toured the East Coast playing with the likes of Kenny Barron and several ensembles including Terri Lyne Carrington, Greg Osby and Ralph Peterson Ensemble.
From 5:00PM-1:00PM, The Beehive will be serving items off its regular dinner menu such as Beef Brisket with Grandma's Potato Salad and Sugar Snap Peas ($24), Blackened Swordfish Tacos with Black Beans, Spanish Rice and Salsa Fresca ($28) and Scottish Salmon, Cucumber & Kale Quinoa Salad, Lemon, Dill, Sesame Vinaigrette ($24). Make it dinner and a show, or indulge at the bar. The Beehive's bar team will also be serving their highly acclaimed cocktails such as the Bishop, created with Cognac, Yellow Chartreuse, Byrrh Aperitif and Cinnamon Syrup ($13.50), and the Fog-Cutter with Gin, DQ Gold Rum, Orange & Lemon juice, Orgeat Syrup, and Black Balsam Currant ($12) all evening long! For dinner reservations or for more information please call 617.423.0069.