On Saturday, Nov. 27, Walkers Grill will host a special event welcoming vocalist Alycia Vince to the weekend jazz scene.
Originally from Wyoming, Vince attended the School of Music at Western Michigan University after being drawn to the school by professor Sunny Wilkinson-Newman. The school presented many opportunities for her, including three years in the acclaimed vocal jazz group Gold Company touring the United States, and singing in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. She has shared the stage with Fred Hersch, Bobby McFerrin, Billy Hart, Sunny Wilkinson, Janis Seagal and other renowned artists.
This past spring, Vince released her own album, “If It Wasn't For You,” for her hometown crowd in Sheridan, Wyo.
Vince will be joined by keyboardist David Izard. Izard is a creative and versatile performer, composer and arranger, who can be heard playing a variety of instruments in a range of styles. He began his musical studies on piano at the age of 7, and attended Manhattan School of Music and Western Michigan University for his undergraduate education. He studied with Steve Zegree and Fred Hersch, and was the pianist for WMU's vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, for four years.
Izard currently resides in the New York area, where he works as a freelance performer, composer, educator and accompanist.