Who: Vocalist Lainie Cooke
Tedd Firth - piano
Cameron Brown - bass
Matt Wilson - drums
Marvin Horne - guitar
Roland Barber - trombone
Joel Frahm - sax
What: Celebrating Release of her new CD It's Always You" (Harlemwood Records 0108)
When: Wednesday / May 14 at 7:00 pm
Where: Museum Of The City Of New York / 1220 Fifth Avenue at104th Street / New York, NY 10029
Admission: Complimentary with Museum Admission and for friends of New Heritage Theatre Group, Community Works and the Harlem Arts Alliance.
Information & Reservations: 212.926.0104 - Ext. 21 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Given the lamentable glut of recordings by female jazz singers" who are not, when the real thing comes along one can't help but take notice. With the April 22 release of her second CD, It's Always You," Lainie Cooke once again presents a program of songs that more than justifies the acclaim she has received from people who know a real" jazz singer when they hear one
Revolving around the theme of finding -- and then losing -- love, It's Always You" contains no hype nor attitude but rather resonates with pure emoting backed by the gravitas only true life experience can endow in an artist.
One of the co-stars of White Black & Blues, a sold out, standing room only New Heritage Theatre event at the Museum of the City of New York and Joe's Pub in 2006, Miss Cooke, returns by popular demand to Museum Of The City Of New York to showcase songs from It's Always You" on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 pm.
A singer whose interpretations of songs, varied and imaginative, no doubt will spark interest...Cooke and [Sheila] Jordan share fearlessness in their singing, swelling notes to make a point or turning in an instant from soft-sung introversion to bold entreaty." - JazzImprov
Her supple soprano shows surprising warmth and ample dynamic range....[gave a] lavishly open, rhapsodic reading...Lainie sells it, and I bought it...greedily." - Cadence
The power in her voice gives Lainie Cooke an advantage over the competition. She swings a program of familiar songs but what makes her performance stand out is that these interpretations are all her own. Everything in her vocal style turns out fresh new and exciting. Cooke has talent." - L.A. Jazz Scene
Great music...great voice... great delivery!" - Dr. Mike" Metheny / radioioJAZZ
2005 Nominee -- Best Lady Vocalist Twirlie Award - Dick Crockett / The Voice 88.7 FM