Published Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:00 am
The Toledo Symphony announced this morning that vocalist and trombonist Aubrey Logan from Postmodern Jukebox will perform with the Toledo Symphony on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8PM at the Peristyle Theater as part of the KeyBank Pops Series.
“From one trombone player to another, Aubrey Logan is a fantastic player,” says Alain Trudel, Music Director of the Toledo Symphony. “She is Berklee-trained and has such a rich, buttery sound when she plays. She really sings through her instrument.”
Seattle native and daughter of music teachers, Aubrey Logan rose to the national spotlight on American Idol in 2009. After being rejected by Simon Cowell for being “too jazzy,” she pursued jazz wholeheartedly, winning a vocal competition at Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival and signing a recording contract that same year. Since then, she has collaborated with Josh Groban, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Smokey Robinson, Seth McFarlane, Meghan Trainor, and Pharrell Williams.
“Aubrey’s voice is one of the nimblest I’ve ever come across,” continues Trudel. “You need to have that agility when you’re singing jazz, but Aubrey takes it to another level. She has complete confidence and control of her vocal range, and she has incredible tone. She is captivating and convinces you of what she’s trying to do when she takes a pop song from today and performs it in a new way. You just have to see it to believe it.”
Boasting a four-octave vocal range, Aubrey Logan has performed in Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, a rotating musical collective that is known for reworking popular modern music into different vintage genres, especially swing and jazz. She amassed millions of YouTube hits thanks to her 2015 vintage jazz-styled cover of Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood and another in which she scats through Vanilla Ice’s Ice Ice Baby. She has covered numerous pop songs, including (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin, You Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer, Bennie and The Jets by Elton John, Always Be My Baby by Mariah Carey, Here by Peggy Lee, and Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars.
A songwriter, Aubrey Logan released original music on her debut album, Impossible, in September of 2017, which shot to the top 10 on the iTunes, Billboard, and Amazon album charts. Her appearance on Summer Horns II, From A to Z, as a special guest of Dave Koz and Concord Records, became the No. 1-selling contemporary jazz album. In March of 2019, Aubrey Logan released her sophomore album titled Where the Sunshine is Expensive, which hit #1 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz charts in April of the same year.
HOW TO GO:
What: Postmodern Jukebox’s Aubrey Logan with the Toledo Symphony
When: Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8 PM
Where: Peristyle Theater, 2445 Monroe Street, Toledo
Cost: Tickets begin at $27
More info: Visit toledosymphony.com, stop by the TAPA Box Office located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, or call 419-246-8000, Monday-Friday, 9-5 PM.
The program is made possible through a generous gift from Findley.
For more information about Postmodern Jukebox’s Aubrey Logan, please contact Felecia Kanney, Director of Marketing for the Toledo Symphony at email@example.com.
ABOUT AUBREY LOGAN
The media refer to #1 selling artist, Aubrey Logan as “The Queen of Sass,” and it’s easy to see why. Her concerts are a mix of excellent musicality, jaw-dropping vocals, expert trombone-playing, a breathtaking array of originals and original takes on cover songs and, well…fun! Her heart-wrenching musical stories has audiences in tears just before her comedic relief has them in stitches.
The Seattle native, trained in trombone performance at Berklee College of Music, Logan soon after made her way to Los Angeles, with dreams of becoming L.A.’s “most cerebral musician with a personality." Once there she created her own path, lining up professional work with acts as disparate as the Boston Pops, Pharrell, Josh Groban, Seth McFarlane, and Meghan Trainor, and at the same time amassing a huge online following thanks to her performances with the YouTube phenomenon Postmodern Jukebox.
Her debut, Impossible, was a top 10 album on the iTunes, Billboard and Amazon charts. Her appearance on Summer Horns II, from A to Z, as a special guest of Dave Koz and Concord Records, became the No. 1 selling Contemporary Jazz Album. Aubrey’s features on Jimmy Kimmel, The Grammy Awards, a PBS special and London Live have kept her in the public eye and millions of fans have watched her head-spinning videos on YouTube and Facebook.
Aubrey is a transplanted Angeleno, with a love for all things on the sunny side of Southern California and a sharp wit about all its pitfalls. On her second studio album, Where the Sunshine Is Expensive, Logan pays homage to her adopted hometown, as only the Queen of Sass could: with a twinkle in her eye and a newfound confidence in her mind.
Aubrey Logan has performed more than 250 shows since 2016. Written in airports around the country (and in LAX, of course), Where the Sunshine Is Expensive came together as Logan accepted that love it or hate it (but mostly love it), L.A. has her heart.
Recording Where the Sunshine Is Expensive was a roll of the dice — because it was all done live at the legendary East West Studios in Hollywood with world-class musicians including guest appearances by jazz legend Dave Koz and vocalist Casey Abrams. Logan’s live studio audience included passionate fans who flew in from around the country to watch the recording.
She’s now preparing for a US Tour, a European Tour, an Australian Jazz Cruise and releasing her new album. So no need to worry….there’s no shortage of “sass” in our immediate future.
ABOUT TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The Toledo Symphony Orchestra is a community-supported organization of professional musicians and teachers who deliver quality performance and music education for all.
Formed in 1943 as The Friends of Music and incorporated in 1951 as the Toledo Orchestra Association, Inc., the Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) has grown from a core group of twenty-two part-time musicians to a regional orchestra that employs sixty-nine professional musicians who consider the Toledo Symphony their primary employer, as well as numerous extra players annually as repertoire demands.
On January 1, 2019, the Toledo Symphony and Toledo Ballet officially merged to form the Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), a new non-profit organization dedicated to providing exceptional live music and dance performances and education for the region. This partnership promises to create new and invigorating programs, provide cost and revenue synergies in operations, and integrate the arts through shared educational missions.
The Toledo Symphony reaches more than 260,000 individuals annually through performances and education programs. The series concerts (Masterworks, Pops, Chamber, Mozart in the Afternoon, and Family Series) are the critical underpinning of the orchestra’s artistic mission and regularly draw people from 135 postal zip codes. Education programs, student performances, and community concerts are held in schools, neighborhood churches, performing arts centers, and community facilities throughout the region; many are offered at no charge or provided at a reduced fee to help expand participation.