Kendra Shank, John Stowell at Quinn’s on Nov. 17

Performance begins at 8 p.m.

The duo of vocalist Kendra Shank and guitarist John Stowell — following their appearances at Roulette in Brooklyn, the Falcon in Marlboro and other venues worldwide — bring their project to the Monday jazz sessions at Quinn’s on Monday, Nov. 17.

Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly skilled vocalist,” Shank headlines at top venues across the U.S. and abroad. She combines jazz originals, standards, world music, French songs, folk/pop tunes and open improvisation in a genre-bending style. Originally a folk/pop singer-guitarist based in Seattle, Shank relocated to New York in 1997 and recorded two albums for Jazz Focus Records.

Stowell began his career in the early 1970s with private study with guitarist Linc Chamberland and pianist John Mehegan. Several years later he met bassist David Friesen in New York City, and they formed a duo that recorded and toured prolifically for seven years, with performances in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. The duo continues to perform 30 years after their first meeting, and Stowell continues to tour, record and teach internationally.

Quinn’s is located at 330 Main St. in Beacon. As with all Monday jazz sessions at Quinn’s, the performance begins at 8 p.m., and there will be no cover charge at the door, though donations for the artists are requested and accepted.

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