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Your Favorite Songs of the American Songbook

SAMM & The Jamie Ousley Jazz Trio
Music / Other

Course Description

This will be a live musical performance/concert of jazz vocalist SAMM accompanied by the Jamie Ousley Trio (acoustic bass, piano, and drums). SAMM's repertoire spans from the great American Songbook composers such as Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Richard Rogers, to jazz compositions by Thelonious Monk, to Brazilian classics by Antonio Carlos Jobim, to a few original lyrics she has penned herself. SAMM and Jamie Ousley's "Unorthodox Duo" CD reached #36 on the U.S. National Jazz Radio charts, and it can be heard at the following link on YouTube: 

About the Instructor

  • Jamie Ousley is Associate Professor of Jazz Bass and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Florida International University. He was named "Best South Florida Jazz Musician of 2011" by Gold Coast Magazine and has released four multi-award winning CDs. His most recent jazz trio CD, A Sea of Voices reached #8 on the U.S. national radio charts and won the "Best of Show" prize at the Global Music Awards. He has performed with many jazz legends including: Eddie Gomez, James Moody, Ira Sullivan, and Benny Golson.

    Sharon A.M. Mapp, (SAMM), was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and influenced as a child by her father’s love for Jazz and Latin music. She came to New York in 1969. While playing Classical and Jazz music with the cello as her main instrument in high-school and college; she enjoyed the improvisation of Jazz. In 1991, after two decades of not playing a musical instrument, she pursued a career in music as a singer on a dare. Since 1993 she has been performing in South Florida and New York. Her engagements in Palm Beach have included: The Grill at The Heart of Palm Beach Hotel; The Palm Beach Tavern; The Breakers Hotel; The Colony Hotel; The Chesterfield Hotel; The Brazilian Court Hotel; Chuck & Harold’s; to name a few. 

Upcoming programs presented by SAMM & The Jamie Ousley Jazz Trio.

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