“A stylishly eclectic singer, Hardison is an artist for whom the song is king. She’s the type of interpreter who knows how to put across the emotion and subtlety in a melody without overselling it, and she has a talent for getting inside the story that each song tells.” — Andrew Luthringer, Earshot Jazz (review link) Come join the celebration of LaVon's Hardison's new CD, "There will be Trouble". There might very well be trouble and there surely will be stellar jazz not to be missed. LaVon will be joined by Eric Verlinde piano, Dean Schmidt bass, Jeff Busch drums and Jerome Smith trombone/tuba $5-25 suggested donation. Sponsored by Olympia Jazz Central. http://lavonhardison.com/press/ LaVon Hardison sings jazz standards, originals, and her own eclectic and compelling arrangements of popular songs. LaVon uses her background in musical theater, opera, and jazz as a foundation for her accessible, joyful, and engaging musical explorations. Born in Boston, LaVon Hardison’s earliest musical roots go back to her childhood Baptist church. She also had formal discipline training in classical/opera with the Boston Lyric Opera, along with dramatic and musical theater, video work, TV, film, and voice-overs. Now based in Olympia, Washington, LaVon works with various musical collaborators with whom she can have deep and often funny musical conversations. LaVon was a featured performer at the 2009 Festival of World Sacred Music in New Delhi, India. She has performed on stages in Massachusetts, Oregon, and Washington State. In 2016, LaVon won the Seattle-Kobe Sister City Jazz Vocalist Audition at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, claiming the prize of a jazz-soaked journey to Japan, performing in Kobe, Osaka, and Tokyo. LaVon has also hosted a weekly radio show, “The Jazz Experience” on KAOS-FM.