Paula, a classically trained vocalist who has performed with several symphony orchestras, has an unexpected power, breath control and range that takes most blues audiences by surprise. She is often described as a combination of Etta James meets Bette Midler due to her witty mischievous personality on stage.
Paula Harris is best known for her passionate blues performances. She’s made a name for Herself in the genre with multiple blues and music award nominations, airplay on more than 3000 stations worldwide and top honors in the biggest “Battle of the Bands” competition on the Planet, not to mention winning the Monterey Blues Festivals’ “Battle of the Bands” as well. With such a prominent blues presence, many don’t realize her roots are so firmly in jazz or that Paula is a classically trained vocalist who has sung with numerous symphony orchestras.
For this show Paula teams up with the Nate Ginsberg Trio, An acoustic ensemble of three of the most powerful musicians in Northern California. The result is a bluesy, impudent show that pulls from the Great American songbook, modern jazz, traditional blues. and classic soul, full of provocative lyrics, humor and double entendre. The format makes a deliberate effort to appeal to both jazz and blues enthusiasts, as well as enticing music lovers from more main- stream genres. They blend a wide array of songs together which all fit this “Intersection” of these genres. It’s shocking, downright sexy, and entertaining to be lulled by the beautiful complexity of a jazz ballad then forced into laughter at some of the witty, naughty lyrics from Paula.