Piano and Vocal Jazz Duo
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Jami Templeton and Andy Langham will perform songs from Jami’s critically acclaimed debut jazz album “The Shape of My Heart”, which was produced and arranged by Andy. They will also offer some swinging selections from the Great American Songbook for a delightful and heartwarming evening of jazz.
JAMI TEMPLETON’S BIO
Jami Templeton’s career was launched when she was awarded an encouragement award from the Metropolitan Opera, at the age of 20, and her career blossomed from there. She attended Manhattan School of Music, and the prestigious International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari Italy. She later studied under the creator of Speech Level Singing, Seth Riggs, who taught Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Faith Hill, Josh Groban, and more. In later years, Jami spent two years immersively studying jazz and under many living legends in NYC. She recently released her debut jazz album “The Shape of My Heart” which featured Joel Frahm on Tenor Saxophone, Andy Langham on Piano, Edwin Livingston on Bass, and Charles Ruggiero on Drums. The album was produced and arranged by Andy Langham. It charted on the jazz charts, and reached number 7 on college radio jazz charts in Canada. It was also featured on the CBC, and many stations internationally. It can be found on CD, and on all digital platforms.
Jami currently resides in Bellingham, WA, where she lives with her internet famous dog, Coco, and teaches voice in her private studio.
ANDY LANGHAM’S BIO
Andy studied music at The University of North Texas and Texas State University. Currently Andy can been seen touring all over the world as a member of the Grammy Award winning Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band. He also has toured with Big Bad VooDoo Daddy, Natalie Cole, Christopher Cross, John Heard, Christian McBride, Jane Monheit, New York Voices, Ray Price, Dewey Redman, Steve Tyrell, and Ernie Watts. Andy has recorded or performed in concert with an extremely diverse group of artists that include John Abercrombie, Mike Barone, Gary Bartz, Scotty Barnhart, Terence Blanchard, Arthur Blythe, Debby Boone, Randy Brecker, Bobby Caldwell, Clayton Cameron, James Carter, Charo, Alvin Chea, Pete Christlieb, The Coasters, Ravi Coltrane, Larry Coryell, Micky Dolenz, Jon Fedchock, Med Flory, The Four Freshmen, Laura Fygi, Roberta Gambarini, Terry Gibbs, Gerry Gibbs, Tom Harrell, Jon Hendricks, Bill Holman, Steve Huffsteter, Flaco Jimenez, Lainey Kazan, Sally Kellerman, Kristin Korb, Azar Lawrence, Hubert Laws, Dave Liebman, Don Menza, Roy McCurdy, James Moody, Emilio Navaira, Willie Nelson, Wayne Newton, Andreas Oberg, Alan Paul, The Platters, Kim Richmond, Sam Rivers, Carl Saunders, Christian Scott, Jack Sheldon, Bobby Shew, Lew Soloff, Mike Stern, Take Six, Clark Terry, Steve Turre, Jerry Vivino, and Bill Watrous. Andy has appeared on over 100 recordings, including 5 Grammy-nominated albums.
He currently resides in Los Angeles and teaches Jazz Piano at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University Long Beach.
Thank you to our 2023 Season Sponsors:
Floyd and Delores Jones Foundation
Tickets: Jami Templeton and Andy Langham
May 24, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue: Chamber Hall
The Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NW corner of the second floor: