The jazz vocalist was about as cool as the jazz accordion in the post-bop heyday of the '50s and '60s, but singers such as Abbie Lincoln, Nina Simone and Andy Bey loaned human faces and voices to that decade of avant-garde abstraction. And Bey is still keeping it real. After decades of performing in the States and abroad as both a bandleader and socially conscious frontman for such legends as McCoy Tyner and Horace Silver, Bey produced his latest album, 2004's American Song. The disc reconnected his silky, soulful croon with the jazz standards of his youth and picked up a Grammy nomination along the way. Bey will man both the piano and the mike tonight at 8 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Country Club, 24933 Clubhouse Circle in Golden, where he'll be backed by guitarist Paul Meyers, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Jeremy Clemons. Seats are $44.95, which includes a buffet dinner that starts at 6 p.m.; tickets for the concert only are $16. Call 303-526-0616 or visit www.mountvernoncc.com for reservations and info.
Wed., April 12, 8 p.m.