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Audrey Silver at 55 Bar in NYC - 3/29/06

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Vocalist, bandleader, and arranger
Audrey Silver will perform with her Quartet at 55 Bar on Wednesday, March 29th - 7PM - 9PM.

Audrey Silver (vocals), Sonny Barbato (Fender Rhodes) Joe Fitzgerald (bass), Ed MacEachen (Guitar) Anthony Pinciotti (drums)

LISTINGS INFORMATION: 55 Bar is located at 55 Christopher St. just east of Seventh Avenue. 1 or 9 train to Sheridan Square. West Village in New York City, NO COVER, 7PM to 9PM

For more information go to www.55bar.com or call (212) 929-9883.

“Audrey Silver has that rare quality of light infectious swing that lights up her tall, willowy persona. - Mark Murphy

“Her voice rings true, with lovely tone and fine diction. She seems to pick the right tempo for each song she chooses. The ballads don't just die there-- they move! And most of all, when there is a tempo, she swings!!! I dug it. You'll dig it too." - Bob Dorough, Singer/Pianist

On Wednesday, March 29th, 2006 (7PM- 9PM) vocalist Audrey Silver will be appearing with her Trio at 55 BAR in New York City. Silver will be joined on stage by the world class ensemble of Sonny Barbato (Fender Rhodes), Joe Fitzgerald (bass), Ed MacEachen (Guitar) and Anthony Pinciotti (drums)

“It's new and it's good." - Jonathan Schwartz, Director of Jazz Programming for WNYC,

“Audrey Silver reminds you why you love jazz so much in the first place: you think you've understood a song for years and then someone comes along who brings a completely fresh meaning to it. Audrey is one of the rare singers who can do that." - Bob Moylan, Club Macanudo

Audrey Silver has been impressing audiences all over New York City as a warm and sensitive stylist. A four-month engagement at the Mansfield Hotel's M Bar readied her for last year's five-month run at Club Macanudo on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Silver has likewise become a familiar face at The Cutting Room, Chez Suzette, Shelly's, Cleopatra's Needle, and the Anyway Caf. The steady stream of appearances is a testament to her instantaneous appeal and unique approach to the American songbook.

Delicious articulation and velveteen delivery lends “Up Jumped Spring" and “This Can't Be Love" the charms of a cozy romance--with an added touch of mischief. Silver's ballads are understated and intelligent. Although she considers Joe Williams, Anita O'Day, Bill Evans, and Ben Webster among her major influences, Silver has also received inspiration from artists as diverse as pop diva Annie Lennox and Brazilian jazz guitarist/composer Djavan. She has learned the basics of Yoruban chanting, delved into the atonal work of classical composer Arnold Schoenberg while a chorister, and played chamber music while growing up, experiences that have all expanded her hearing and informed her approach to leading a jazz ensemble.

She studied classical piano and cello from an early age during her childhood, but also had an early love of jazz and popular song. “While other girls were hanging posters of David Cassidy in their rooms," Silver confesses, “I was busy swooning over Fred Astaire." She took up tap dancing and spent countless hours immersed in her dad's record collection; it was filled with Broadway musicals like The Pajama Game and Guys and Dolls. They provided an introduction to many jazz standards and ignited her passion for the form. During college, Silver founded The Higher Keys, Brown University's first co-ed jazz a cappella group; she transcribed favorites by the Mills Brothers and tried her hand at arranging. She still takes charge of the settings for her tunes.

Most recently, Audrey recorded a new CD with songs that range from well-known chestnuts like “A Child is Born" to those destined to become songbook standards--Flora Purim's “San Francisco River" being a prime example. She continues to expand her horizons and hone her gifts as a singer, bandleader, and arranger. They have earned her considerable praise and attention.

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