Vocalist Denise Thimes makes her Blue Strawberry debut on Sunday, December 20th, 2020 with a livestream performance at 7pm.
Thimes, a native of St. Louis and now a resident of Chicago, is heading back to St Louis to present her Christmas show along with her longtime collaborators Adaron “Pops” Jackson on Piano, John King on Bass, and Demarius Hicks on Drums.
Thimes has performed with such jazz notables as Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, (St. Louis, MO) the late Clark Terry (The Blue Note-NY), Dr. Billy Taylor, Earl May, Benny Powell, (Flushing Town Hall) and James Moody (Blue Note-NY). She has also graced the stage with the likes of Houston Person, Jimmy&Tootie Heath, Bobby McFerrin, and Bucky Pizzarelli.
Her Chicago connections include performances at Chicago's Winter's Jazz Club, Epiphany Center for the Arts, the Jazz Showcase and for the Chicago Virtual Jazz Festival this past Labor Day weekend.