Martha Lorin in Love Songs for Jazz Lovers"
One Show Only!
Monday, February 11th, 2013
Time: 9:30 p.m. (period)
Music Cover: $20.00
Two Drink Minimum
Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues) 212-206-0440
Critically acclaimed jazz singer, Martha Lorin, returns to the NY nightclub scene with this special tribute to Love songs. Just in time for Valentine Day, this new show, with feature jazz greats,Vic Juvis guitar and Harvie S on bass.
Love Songs for Jazz Lovers" will include love songs from the jazz songbook, besides songs written by Martha herself. Martha is constantly exploring the jazz landscape with a spirit of lifting and broadening her musical acumen. Her explorations have presented the opportunity to work with a wide range of world class musicians, including, Paul Smith, Benny Green, Richard Wyands, Harvie S, Eddie Marshall, Monty Budwig, Leon Joyce, Butch Miles, and Mark Isham.
Join Martha as she takes you on a journey through love songs for all ages in an acoustic evening of Jazz Songbook favorites. From Porter, to Lorin to Gershwin and Ellington.
Harvie S is an award winning composer, arranger, bassist, educator and producer is continually challenging himself and his peers, expanding the borders of musical direction. A legendary bassist, he has performed and recorded with Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Tony Bennett, Ray Baretto, Michael Brecker, Jean Pierre Rampal, Paquito D'Rivera, Gil Evans, Art Farmer, Mark Turner, Jim Hall, Stefon Harris, Billy Hart, Lee Konitz, Yusef Lateef, Dave Leibman, Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, Paul Motion, Chico O'Farrill, Danilo Perez, Maria Schneider, Zoot Sims, Toots Thielemans, Ray Vega, James Williams, Phil Woods, Louie Bellson and countless others. He can be heard on twenty Cds as a leader, fifteen as a co-leader and over four hundred Cds as a sideman. These recordings include his work with James Brown, Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Tom Harrell, Sheila Jordan, Steve Kuhn, Pat Martino, Wycliff Gordon, David Mathews, Virginia Mayhew, Eddie Henderson, James Moody, Danilo Perez, Anat Cohen, James Weidman, Jack Wilkins Mike Stern, Dave Leibman, John Scofield, Dr. Billy Taylor, Dave Liebman, Yusef Lateef and Grover Washington Jr.
Last year Harvie S and singer Sheila Jordan released a magical live performance on High Note Records called “Yesterdays”. In Feb, Harvie will release is “Witchcraft” on High Note Savant with Jazz master Kenny Barron. This is a follow up to the previous duo CD with the same duo “Now Was the Time”.
Vic Juris made his recording debut on alto saxophonist Eric Kloss’ Bodies’ Warmth (Muse). He later gigged with fusioneer Barry Miles before hooking up with alto-sax burner Richie Cole, appearing on two hot, boppish offerings in 1977’s Alto Madness and 1978’s Keeper of the Flame (both on Muse). In the early ’80s, Juris immersed himself in acoustic guitar, performing duets with Larry Coryell and Biréli Lagrène, and by the late ’80s he joined bassist Gary Peacock’s group.For the past 10 years Juris has been hitting the road hard with the Dave Liebman Group. With no musicians in the family, he taught himself to play and was soon appearing with rock and R&B bands throughout the tri-state area. But the young rocker’s taste soon changed. In his late teens Vic discovered jazz and classical music. He was hooked. From there it was on to a career with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith, Sarah Vaughan, Chico Hamilton, Dave Liebman, Richie Cole, Mel Torme, Eddie Jefferson and Nancy Wilson.
What the critics have said about Martha:
The chapel at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan was crowded for Midtown Jazz at Midday to see “Love Me Or Leave Me” – Martha Lorin’s Tribute to Ruth Etting. I heard many in the crowd saying that Martha is the best singer we’ve heard in New York in years. And I concur." —Dan Singer, In Tune International
Martha Lorin burned with a hot blue(s) fire and a smoky sensuality at her recent appearance at Feinstein's at Lowe’s Regency. She has style to burn!". —Scott Siegel—-Producer/SiegelEntertainment, New York
Martha Lorin is a true gem among modern jazz vocalists. Her styling, phrasing, intonation and sense of swing all show she’s truly among the crème-de-la-crème of jazz singers today. It's very refreshing to hear an album of Great White Way classics sung as they were meant to be sung — straightforward, clear, crisp and clean. Martha's definitely got it." —Tom Macek, WRRG-Chicago
Gift ideas, first choice – Come Walk With Me, “A perfect Sunday morning: the Times, good Louisiana coffee, this CD. SouthportJazz, —H. Scott Jolley, Time Out New York