Two veteran singers will unite in New York for a concert of classic and original blues on January 25th from 7-9 pm. The concert, called “Wild Women Swing the Blues” is billed as “a celebration of life, love and female mood swings”, and will be held at The Underground Theatre at 955 West End Avenue (107th & Broadway), 10025. Tickets are $13 in advance or $15 at the door (2 drink minimum.
Jennifer Milligan, once a professional actress based in New York is now located in France where she is one part of the duo “Lil’ Red & The Rooster” along with French guitar sensation Pascal Fouquet. She will be teaming up with New York jazz and blues singer Eileen Howard, “Hot Flashin’ Mama”. In addition to Fouquet on guitar, the show will feature Chris Ciampa on bass and Joey Repice on drums.
Milligan and Howard, both award-winning actresses, are originally from Columbus Ohio, where, on January 3rd, they performed in a sold-out preview of the upcoming New York show.
“The show exceeded our expectations,” reported Howard, “Even on a cold Friday after New Year’s and during the OSU Orange Bowl game, the event sold out and the audience had a fantastic time singing, dancing and essentially having a big party. People raved about the music.”
L.A. Jazz Scene called Howard “a singer well worth discovering.” The Blues Music Blog said: “She harnesses the genre as one of those rare entertainers with the sensitivity and witty flair to deeply evoke the human sensibilities.” Deejay Fritz “The Night Owl” called her “One of the most creative and swingin’ singers ever to vocalize on the local jazz scene.” And music review blog, “Wileys World” said, “Eileen Howard sings like a Diva, vamps like a Rat-Pack veteran and generally entertains like few others can...”
In France, reviews for Milligan and Fouquet have also been equally positive. Ca swingue!", praised highly-respected Soul Bag Magazine. And, from Fred Delforge, in Zicazic, The exceptionally graceful and virtuoso guitar of Pascal Fouquet takes you into a fourth dimension magnified by Jennifer Milligan's voice, a cross between crooner and diva !." Blues & Co Magazine called Milligan,“... a fresh voice, shamelessly reminiscent of the essential quality of jazzy postwar R&B.”