A Special Presentation Of Billy Strayhorn Music by Nancy Valentine & Friends at Season Opener Concert/Party Thurs., Sept. 19th 7:30 Pm. Nancy Valentine,, Vocalist with special guest Warren Vache, cornet. Featuring John di Martino - Piano, Neal Miner - Bass, Alvin Atkinson, Jr.- Drums, Joel Frahm - Tenor Sax. Saint Peter's Church (54th Street & Lexington Avenue, NYC). Nancy Valentine is a straight-ahead jazz vocalist who weaves an emotional story with each song. She gets deeply intimate with the intent of the composer making the music a memorable experience to take home with you.........truly, a lovely, Lovesome Thing!!!!!
Nancy Valentine's sumptuous voice is THE perfect garment for Billy Strayhorn's melodies! John di Martino composer, arranger, jazz pianist
Nancy Valentine sings Strayhorn with a depth of feeling which the music demands! She shades his melodies with multicolored blues and tells their stories with a subtle, lyrical honesty inviting you into the music. This is a special one! Tamir Hendelman jazz pianist, arranger, composer, educator
Nancy Valentine is a consummate professional with a unique approach in her delivery of lyrics. She is also fun to work with and her singing encompasses perfection and warmth. Jim Czak engineer – Nola Recording Studios, NYC
Nancy has a wonderful feeling and I love her voice. I think she sounds great! Sheila Jordan jazz vocalist
Nancy has a vision of how a song is supposed to go and she makes it happen that way....it comes out that way. The only other singer that does that is Annie Ross. No singer sings like that anymore. No singer sings like that today....perfectionist! Warren Vache jazz cornetist, educator
It's rare to meet such a combination of a voice this beautiful with a person behind it so disciplined yet passionate. Add to this, carefully selected sets of some of the best music ever written and you have Nancy Valentine and the gig you can't miss. She's the real thing! Boris Koslov jazz bassist, Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty
As an expressive, tasteful and versatile jazz singer, Nancy has a very appealing voice that is quite haunting. She is a perfect match for the music of Billy Strayhorn. A memorable singer who is poised to make an important impact on the music scene. Scott Yanow jazz commentator, writer, reviewer, editor
Nancy has the essence of a very accomplished musician. Her intuition, bona fide musicianship and tons of soul, skills most technically gifted musicians would trade in a minute for just an ounce of Nancy's expression. What she has can't be taught! Bob Stoloff jazz vocalist, Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music, Mass.