The Jazz Masters Series highlights accomplished “masters of craft”, local legends, and jazz idols. Join Sean Dobbins and his crew to celebrate vocalist, Naima Shamborguer.
Naima Shamborguer was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Born to a musical family, professional musicians surrounded her. From her early days of musical training, Naima developed highly artistic and finely polished vocal abilities through extensive training in classical and jazz music, but jazz music is where Naima has made a successful career. On two occasions Naima received The Spirit of Detroit award from the City Council of Detroit In recognition of exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life educationally and “The Women in Jazz.” The late Hugh Lawson deemed her “The closest that he has ever heard to Sarah Vaughan, all she needs is to be heard.”
A “Motown “ treasure, Naima has performed nationwide with the finest jazz greats known to the world, including Freddie Hubbard, Marcus Belgrave, James Carter, Geri Allen, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, Donald Byrd, Bob Hurst, George Davidson, Eddie Russ, Steve Turre, Steve Davis, Larry Willis, Rodney Whitaker, Donald Walden, Marion Hayden, Wendell Harrison, Ken Cox, Charlie Gabriel, Sean Dobbins and Tad Weed, Kurt Krhanke. A Jazz virtuoso, Naima continues to conduct vocal workshops for aspiring musicians and aficionados.