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O.Henry Hotel Cocktails & Jazz: Jessica Mashburn
September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Every Thursday, Artists Dave Fox (piano), Neill Clegg (saxophone, clarinet and flute) and Matt Kendrick (double bass) will be joined by guest vocalists, who cover The Great American Songbook and jazz classics including swing…and modal classics from the late ‘50s to early ‘60s, as well as Brazilian jazz from the early ‘60s.
Jessica Mashburn was born in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Both of her parents were musicians. Her mother played guitar and piano, and her father was a singer and played the upright bass. Jessica was extremely shy as a child and her mother would try to break her of that by having her sing at family gatherings as early as age 5. She began to play piano and guitar by ear shortly after and started writing songs as a teenager. In high school, Jessica competed in talent shows all over Greensboro, and was also the President of the Honors Vocal Ensemble her senior year. Jessica attended UNCG School of Music and went on to receive a fine arts music degree for piano/vocal performance from Sandhills College. In 2008 she was cast in the Triad Stage production of David Sedaris’ “Santa Land Diaries”. Her “Miss Peppermint” character received rave reviews providing soothing and sometimes humorous interludes during the entire show, which sold out for 26 performances. Jessica still actively writes and performs locally and aside from music, she has worked with Quaintance Weaver Restaurants & Hotels in a variety of roles since 1999.