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Kandace Springs is an accomplished artist whose soulful jazz singing led her late mentor Prince to praise her “voice that can melt snow.” Called “a vocal force to be reckoned with” (Okayplayer) and dubbed a “versatile and vital artist” (Afropunk), Kandace touches on soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences and Nashville upbringing. Putting her own rich and complex spin on classics, her intensely expressive mastery over the piano is remarkable.
Her newest album, Songs For My Father, is a tribute to her late father, legendary Nashville soul singer Scat Spring. With a release set for late Spring 2023, this is the first album of hers to feature almost all original songs, written by Kandace both solo and with stellar collaborators, such as Gregg Wells (Adele), Matt Hales (Liane La Havas), and her long-time partners Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken (Rihanna).
Backed by her ace all-female rhythm section, and joined by a stellar group of guest artists, including Elena Pinderhughes and Karriem Riggins, Kandace delivers her most heartfelt and personal record yet. The songs range from an early gem, “Look,” that Kandace actually wrote with her father, to the album’s feature track, “Run Your Race,” written in late 2022, which is a touching tribute to her college track star dad’s journey through life. A couple of classic standards, “Wild Is The Wind” (made famous by Nina Simone) and “What a Wonderful World,” make their appearance as well, as they were songs that Scat introduced to his daughter in her formative years.
Kandace’s previous album, The Women Who Raised Me (2020), garnered 5-star reviews from publications ranging from DownBeat to The New Yorker, as well as winning the Deutscher JazzPreis for Best Vocal Album of the Year.Buy Tickets from $24.50