The limitations of American Idol are so apparent watching Season 10 alum, Haley Reinhart perform “God Bless The Child” with Jazz musician and professor, Irvin Mayfield. Haley and Casey’s Idol duet of the Charles Mingus tune “Moanin” only hints at what she pulls off here in this 11 minute jam with Mayfield that finishes up with an impressive scat duet with the band.
After the North American Idols live tour wrapped up a few weeks ago, a few of the Top 11, including Haley, Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina and Pia Toscano headed for New Orleans, LA to perform at a private event. This video which just surfaced today, was taken at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse in the Big Easy during their stay.
Casey tweeted the link tonight, “Ladies and Gentlemen, the amazing @HaleyReinhart @IrvinMayfieldJr thanks for letting this happen.”
Watch and listen.
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