Rhombus Records recording artist Kelley Suttenfield officially launches her debut CD--Where Is Love?--at New York's KITANO on July 29, 2010
Sets at 8pm & 10pm
66 Park Avenue at E. 38th Street
No Cover, $15 minimum.
Reservations advised: 212 885 -7119
With Michael Cabe- piano, Tony Romano--guitar; Matt Aronoff--bass; Brian Adler--drums
Where Is Love?--produced by Kelley Suttenfield and Andrea Wolper--transcends genres from Brazilian standards, to the Beatles, and beyond. This adventurous collection is unified by Suttenfield's sensuous vocals and imaginative arrangements of a repertoire that includes 'Charade,' 'Ode to Billy Joe,' 'Twilight Time,' 'West Coast Blues,' The Beatles' 'And I Love Her' and Stanley Turrentine's 'Sugar.' Suttenfield will be backed at the Kitano by her solid, creative quartet.
NYC-based with Southern roots, Suttenfield has been a fixture in the Greenwich Village jazz scene for some time, where she made her mark as a finalist in the 2008 Jazzmobile Competition at the former jazz club Sweet Rhythm. She has appeared at clubs and concert venues from New Orleans, to Las Vegas, to Copenhagen, DK, where she recently headlined at the Christiania Jazz Club, and made her debut in the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Kelley recorded Where Is Love? as an answer to audience demand. The CD has received excellent reviews, some of which are excerpted here:
Here's a singer with a lot of great ideas, and the ability to deliver them...the closest thing I can compare it to is Madeleine Peyroux's debut, Dreamland...Give me more!" --JazzWeekly
Her album bottles ecstasy in its most natural form and shares it openly with the listener." --Jazz Times
'West Coast Blues' is as hip as it gets...Five stars." --eJazzNews
..."this young lady is a thoroughly mature performer who has set the bar rather high for her next recording." --Jersey Jazz