The Sophisticated Ladies features Emilie Clamée and Rachael Magidson. Emilie mastered the flute and bansuri, and has performed throughout Asia, India, Europe and in the US. Lead vocalist Rachael Magidson also shines on percussion and the trumpet. Having grown up in a family of musicians, naturally music became Magidson’s preferred language of expression. Two local pearls from Bay Area will be joining this pair this evening: Carlay Kay, an upright bass player from New Orleans, and Maya Kronfled, a superb pianist nourished by the rich diversity of musicians in SF. Together, The Sophisticated Ladies preserve the harmonic richness of the compositions from the 1930s through 1950s, marrying them with rhythms from North and South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.