May 31, 2015
Wesla Whitfield & Mike Greensill
Special Concert Benefiting the Los Altos Stage Company
The beloved Bay Area cabaret singer Wesla Whitfield returns to the Bus Barn Theater for a one-night-only benefit concert. Accompanied by her husband, pianist & arranger Mike Greensill, this special night draws from the Great American Songbook, both the great standards and neglected gems.
Tickets are $45 per person, which includes a $30 donation to Los Altos Stage Company. A reception with the artists follows the performance.
A native of Santa Maria, Whitfield was drawn to music at an early age, claiming “I knew at age two-and-a-half that I would grow up to be a singer.” Classical studies led to the start of her professional career as a member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus, but the draw of pop music, cabaret and jazz was too strong. Whitfield has performed around the world, taking the stage at Carnegie Hall, performing at the White House and appearing on shows ranging from Live with Regis and Kelly and CBS Sunday Morning to A Praire Home Companion and Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.
“This wonderful singer thrills me when I hear her. ” — Tony Bennett