Local Jazz Vocalist to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday


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Local Vocalist Kerry Wallingford and her trio will perform jazz standards at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival this Sunday, March 2.

Wallingford regularly takes the stage at Seattle jazz clubs, including Tula’s and Egan’s Jam House.

Wallingford has been singing since her early teens for audiences as large as 7,000, performing a wide range of styles including gospel, rock ‘n roll, and dinner shows. While attending the University of Puget Sound, she sang with the university’s Adelphian Choir in Europe and across the U.S. Wallingford joined the Seattle jazz scene in 2009.

“There is certain connection to people you get from sharing music with them. There is always a special meaning in the music that I can share with the audience,” Wallingford said. “It’s always my hope that people leave the room feeling better than when they walked in.”

While moonlighting as a jazz singer, Wallingford spends most of her time running a thriving business as a financial advisor. Wallingford and her small staff assist clients with navigating health care reform, planning for and financing their children’s college education, and planning for retirement. The firm, based in Normandy Park, has served families and small business owners around the Puget Sound region since 1986.

Wallingford and her trio will perform at 12:30 p.m. this Sunday, March 2, followed by Pearl Django at 2:30 p.m.

Here are some videos of Wallingford in action:

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In addition to both shows, tickets include wine tasting and food samples.

Tickets are $25 at www.povertybaywine.com.

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