Singer Mary Stallings to replace pianist Carla Bley on the programme


Stallings is a veteran vocalist in full swing of her artistic and vital maturity

Pianist Carla Bley, whose performance had been announced at the 53 Heineken Jazzaldia to take place on 27 July at 12:30 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, has cancelled the last part of her tour and will therefore not be able to give this concert.

In her place, at the same time and venue, will be the singer Mary Stallings, a veteran vocalist from San Francisco in full swing of her artistic and vital maturity. So much so that The New York Times recently said that “Stallings is perhaps the best jazz singer singing today”.

Tickets already purchased for Carla Bley are automatically valid for Mary Stallings, with no need for their holders to take any action. However, in the event of preferring a refund, it must be requested from the Victoria Eugenia Theatre ticket desk (opening times: 11:30-13:30 and 17:00-20:00), by calling 943 48 19 00 or by writing to the email:


Mary Stallings (voice), Hervé Sellin (piano), Joshua Ginsburg (double bass), Mario Gonzi (drums)

Veteran singer Mary Stallings is the perfect example of how artistic and vital maturity is essential for being a great vocalist. Given her sense of swing, her phrasing loaded with blues and her talent for performing, it’s easy to understand why The New York Times recently said that “Stallings is perhaps the best jazz singer singing today”. As far back as the 50s, she was already performing in the clubs in and around San Francisco, her native city, with groups of luminaries including Ben Webster, Cal Tjader, Earl Hines or Wes Montgomery. She later became a member of the Count Basie, Billy Eckstine and Dizzie Gillespie orchestras. The recordings of albums made in her name were accompanied by great pianists, such as Monty Alexander and Geri Allen. She was drawn out of her long retirement and back onto the stage by the prestigious trumpetist Wynton Marsalis. Stallings has regularly performed in the great jazz temples of the United States, including the Blue Note and the Lincoln Center, and at festivals like Monterey or San Francisco.

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