Hear live jazz music at Charm School Boutique trunk show Sunday in Vail
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What: Lewis and Cole accompanied by members of The Uptown Strutters perform during trunk show.
Where: Charm School Boutique, Vail.
When: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
More information: Call 970-476-0050.
VAIL — Lewis and Cole will perform Sunday afternoon at Charm School Boutique in Vail Village from 2 to 5 p.m. during a trunk show. The dynamic duo from the Roaring Fork Valley will be accompanied by members of the popular band The Uptown Strutters.
“This is really exciting for us as we have teamed up with French fashion designer Didier Parakian to host a trunk show displaying the coming 2015-16 winter collection,” said Carla Lewis, owner of Charm School Boutique. “So with the combination of Jazz, French fashion and some beverages and snacks, we think we have a great formula for a good party.”
As a fundraiser for the Vail Jazz Foundation Educational Program, the trunk show will be offered for special orders; 15 percent of all sales storewide will be donated to the program.
Vocalist Roberta Lewis has entertained in the Aspen area for nearly 20 years as a member of The Sirens. She has performed with John Denver, Tuck and Pattie and Dr. John. Her mastery of styles and broad vocal range make her voice indescribable yet unforgettable as she switches from elegant jazz to soulful R&B in a heartbeat. Steve Cole, a longtime radio personality, has a remarkably rich voice that draws comparisons to Louis Armstrong and Tom Waits. Cole is a true master of both the sax and clarinet.
Lewis and Cole will be bringing some high-powered back-up talent. Pianist David Bluefield has a rich musical history, from touring with super group Three Dog Night to recording and/or performing with Stevie Nicks, Don Henley, Ringo Starr, Paul Anka and The Platters to name a few. Drummer Dan Rosenthal is a multi-faceted musician. As a singer-songwriter and guitarist, he plays drums for other local groups such as The Sirens, Acoustic Mayhem and popular TJaaR.
Parakian hails from Marseilles where his fashion house is as much a tourist attraction as it is a center for French style and elegance. Unique to Charm School Boutique, Parakian’s creations have been sold at the store for eight years. This is the first time a trunk show has been offered with the chance to special order from a sample line sent from France.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Lewis said. “Even if fashion is not your thing, come listen to a great afternoon of music after you have wandered the farmers market; you won’t regret it.”