Sultry Vintage Blues, Jazz & Swing
With over 15 years in the music profession, we bring you duos and trios featuring vocalist, Heather Villa. Heather has been a featured vocalist in several local bands including: LUSH, 6 Foot Swing , the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival (Soloist Winner), and currently plays with her band, Villa Blues and Jazz.
Villa Blues n' Jazz was founded by Heather, who had been performing jazz and swing for over 15 years, all over the NorthWest area. Mrs. Villa has also been a Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival Soloist Winner, as well as seen acting on stage in NY, OR, and locally in Cd'A and Spokane (she has an B.A. in the Arts from Whitworth University). After singing lead vocals in the swingin' and award winning band, 6 Foot Swing (Voted 5 years in a row, "Best Band," by Inlander Readers), & being a featured vocalist for the Spokane Jazz Orchestra, Heather took a small break to raise her family and take care of her health. Her real passion for Blues and Vintage Jazz brought together these very talented and experienced jazz musicians:
Brian Flick (upright bass), Eugene Jablonsky (bass/guitar), Michael Lenke (trumpet), and other, occasional, guest artists. Some musical influences of the group include Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Stevie Wonder.
Check out our live performance calendar HERE.
Our rates vary, depending on travel time and length of performance, but generally we play up to 3 hours, with a 1/2 down deposit to reserve the date. We are happy to entertain and work with budgets, and offer non profit discounts.