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Paula West Live at the Lark

Beloved Bay Area jazz vocalist brings her extraordinary talent to the Vickie Soulier Stage at the Lark! Don't miss this opportunity for an intimate concert with one of our Bay Area musical treasures!

“Paula West is, quite simply, the finest jazz-caberet singer around.” — Jazz Times

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Paula West

Paula West

Paula West

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Sat, Mar 23 7:30pm Buy Tickets
General $27
Members $25
Seniors TBD
Student (18 and under) TBD
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“If a night of jazz entertainment was still up to the standards set by Ella, Billie and Sarah… Paula West would be the only contemporary vocalist worth the price of admission..”
— Time Out

A long-time favorite of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz scene, vocalist Paula West‘s talents have spread beyond the West coast, with The New York Times dubbing her “a swinging pop-jazz sophisticate in the tradition of Lena Horne and Carmen McRae.”

With her dusky timbre and soulful inflection, West is known for her distinctly curated repertoire, adding a unique drama and depth to whichever song she delivers. West focuses on the lyrics, creating intimate arrangements where the words can shine through. The New York Times again writes of West’s “refusal to be bound by categories…” – an attribute that surely has played a role in her success as a nightclub and cabaret singer, putting together shows highlighting influences such as Ethel Waters and performing at famed venues such as the Algonquin Hotel’s Oak Room. Her powerful contralto voice is recognized as one of the finest female jazz vocalists performing today.