Yes, the weather has been dreary this week, but why not jump into your favorite rowboat tomorrow (April 18) and come to see the wonderful smokey-voiced jazz singer MARY FOSTER CONKLIN as she pays tribute to the songwriter Matt Dennis, as she does on her award winning album, Blues for Breakfast: Remembering Matt Dennis. We can't promise that the weather will improve, but our guest's warmth and talent will certainly take away its sting. Please join us to discover, or rediscover if you are already a fan of Ms. Conklin's, unique interpretations of cabaret and jazz standards.
If a singer is very lucky, she finds a songwriter with whom her voice and manner are a neat click. Both thrush and tunesmith benefit. For this intelligent jazz interpreter, it's Matt Dennis and, in particular, Thomas Adair, his most frequent collaborator. She's always been top-notch, but with Dennis, she outdoes herself"
--David Finkle, Village Voice
BLUES FOR BREAKFAST: REMEMBERING MATT DENNIS is available for sale at Amazon.com, the Rhombus website (http://www.rhombus-records.com) and can be downloaded at iTunes (http://www.apple.com/itunes)
ANY WEDNESDAY celebrates the best in jazz, cabaret and theater performers in the spacious third floor events space at the Lincoln Square Barnes & Noble at 66th and Broadway in New York City. Each performance begins at 6:00 p.m., lasts approximately a half hour and is followed by a signing/meet-and-greet session with the artists. As always, the events remain free and open to all.