Visions, is a multicultural palette of sounds, textures, groove and language, led by Shah’s masterful, delightful singing throughout, a triumph for the future of jazz and the American ideal. Shah’s high-powered band includes pianist Julian Shore, bassist François Moutin and drummer Ferenc Nemeth.
This New York native of Indian heritage majored in Latin American studies at Harvard, spending a portion of her college career living in Brazil and Peru. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and French, but Kavita Shah is especially eloquent in the American language of jazz. Having sung in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in an all-star youth choir, Shah could never quite shake the music bug, ultimately plunging into it headlong and pairing her real-world knowledge with sage mentorship from masters including Sheila Jordan, Greg Osby and Lionel Loueke, who produced her debut album. That result,