Bluesday Tuesday Event

In celebration of blues music, the public is invited to Bluesday Tuesday on Tuesday, January 31 at 7:00 pm in the Peter White Public Library Community Room for a live performance by the well known U.P. jazz duo of Kirsten Gustafson and Dave Ziegner. These two veteran performers will highlight the contrast between Blues and Jazz music.

Vocalist Kirsten Gustafson’s debut album, “You Taught my Heart to Sing” was released in 1992 with liner notes written by legendary lyricist, Sammy Cahn. Kirsten’s magnificent vocal skills have been showcased in a myriad of live settings from the stages of the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland to Paris and intimate supper clubs since.

Dave Ziegner, an accomplished Bassist/Guitarist/Pianist and composer, spent many years playing Brazilian/Latin jazz in the San Francisco Bay area. In 2005 he was awarded with the City of Marquette’s Community Performing Arts honor. Dave has performed with such greats as Peter Erskine, Mike Stern, Bob Mintzer and others in a variety of styles and can usually be found on the electric or upright bass.

Together, the duo has recently released their first CD entitled “So Many Stars” This disc is a balanced combination of rich vocals and tantalizing jazz guitar melody. Beautifully crafted recordings of classics from the romantic-jazz era embodied with a bossa nova feel brings out the richness of the songs in their purest form.

There is no admission charge to attend the event which is co-sponsored by the Marquette Area Blues Society and the Peter White Public Library.