Singer, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs received a standing ovation for her first jazz series concert at Segerstrom Center in the Samueli Theater on February 22. Springs two show performance at 7 pm and 9 pm in Costa Mesa with her incredible ensemble, drummer, Taylor Moore and bassist, Caylen Bryant was a night to remember. With her smoky voice and sultry stage presence, the Nashville-based artist is a one of a kind talent.
“Kandace has a voice that could melt snow.” – Prince
Her first big break came when Prince invited the fresh force to perform alongside him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. Most recently she opened for multi-platinum and award-winning artists Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train along their co-headline North American summer tour in 2018. A natural talent unleashing a gentle sound, Springs makes her Center solo debut as part of the 2019–2020 Jazz Series performing a selection of jazz greats and songs from her most recent album Soul Eyes, produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock).
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is an acclaimed arts institution as well as a beautiful multi-disciplinary cultural campus. It is committed to supporting artistic excellence, offering unsurpassed experiences and to engaging the entire community in new and exciting ways through the unique power of live performance as well as a diverse array of inspiring arts-based education and community engagement programs.
Previously called the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Center is Orange County’s largest non-profit arts organization. In addition to its six performance venues, Segerstrom Center is also home to the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities.