I'll Take Romance - A Valentine Evening with the Nancy Gilliland Trio

I'll Take Romance - A Valentine Evening with the Nancy Gilliland Trio

Thu, February 13, 2014

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Club Fox

Redwood City, CA

$20 Adv / $22 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

Nancy Gilliland
Nancy Gilliland
Chanteuse Nancy Gilliland returns to Club Fox for an intimate Valentine’s Day concert. Nancy’s sultry voice has the right stuff to get you “in the mood”!

“What makes Nancy so special? First is that voice. The dusky alto brings a wide range of emotions to the songs she sings. Running the gamut from playful to downright sexy, Nancy brings depth to some of the most popular lyrics ever written. The voice draws you in but it’s what she does with it that makes you stay.” - Geoff Roach, Contributor to AllAboutJazz.com, saxophonist and leader of Octobop

“One of our favorite ways to spend a Saturday evening is listening to chanteuse Nancy Gilliland work her wiles on Cole Porter and Rodgers and Hart” - Peter Fish, Sunset Magazine

"Gilliland is a torch singer in an era of disposable lighters, a martini with an olive in the age of light beer. The songs she sings go way, way back, to when movie stars dressed in tuxes and gowns." - San Jose Mercury News

Bay Area favorites Perry Thoorsell on bass and Olaf Schiappacasse on drums join Nancy and her piano stylings to create this memorable trio.

Gershwin, Porter, Kern and the top composers of the Great American Songbook will have their songs interpreted by Nancy with the love and emotion they deserve.

If you want to feel that Valentine’s Day mood again...let yourselves be swept away with the romantic music of The Nancy Gilliland Trio this February 14th.


Nancy Gilliland uses her rich alto voice as a perfect instrument to deliver both the mood and the musical message of Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Ellington and other greats of the 20s, 30s and 40s.

Her vocal interpretations emerged at the age of 28 after an amazing 22 years of performing professionally on piano and organ. Classically trained by William Sweitzer of Atlanta, Georgia, she always displayed an affinity for the tunes that filled her home when she was a child.

Since moving to California in 1984, Nancy has become a "fixture" in the San Francisco Bay area music scene, performing at Palo Alto's Cafe Fino for 19 years and currently performing at La Tosca in San Carlos. Audiences have responded enthusiastically to her performances at the San Jose Jazz Festival, Birdland in New York City, and headlining a fundraising concert at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco.

Ruby Keeler, Alice Faye, Kitty Carlisle and Kathryn Grayson are among a long list of entertainers who have applauded Nancy's interpretations of music they made famous. Other notables who have journeyed to Palo Alto and enjoyed Nancy's performances include Billy Wilder, Jack Lemmon, Gene Nelson, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Eddie Bracken, Princess Yasmin Khan, Evelyn Venable, Phil Harris, Peter Bogdonovich and Tippi Hedren.

Composer David Raksin was treated to Nancy's rendition of his classic, "Laura", complete with seldom heard verse and responded by joining in the performance.

Her vast repertoire is constantly expanding and she's able to surprise and delight the most avid music aficionados by singing rarely performed verses of well-known standards and playing obscure melodies of popular composers.
Venue Information:
Club Fox
2209 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA, 94063