Roberta Donnay Quartet July 6-8th in Southern CA


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Roberta Donnay and her quartet headline at the new San Diego Club, Anthology and then head up to the Los Angeles area to the Catalina Bar & Grill.

Sunday, July 6 & 7th
The Roberta Donnay Quartet
1337 India Street (btwn A & Ash)
San Diego, CA
Phone: 619. 595.0300
$15/$30 cover 2 shows 7:30 & 9:30

Sunday, July 8th, 7:30pm
The Roberta Donnay Quartet
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
Phone: 323.466.221
1 Show Only - 7:30 PM - $15 door/ please call for reservations

About the event:

This sparkling and passionate vocalist has revitalized such jazz standards as Devil May Care and What's Your Story, Morning Glory on her latest CD release entitled, What's Your Story, produced by the legendary Orrin Keepnews (Theolonius Monk, etc.).

Donnay's vibrant stage presence quickly suspends her audience in a timeless era with a vocal style that is reminiscent of Blossom Dearie, Billie Holiday and Julie London reflecting their powerful yet delicate deliveries.

In addition, Donnay's talent for attracting extraordinary musicians to perform and record with makes for an evening of both lively and reflective contemporary jazz music. Keepnews and Donnay handpicked the players for her CD, Whats Your Story, including saxophone phenomenon, Dave Ellis and the jazz piano virtuoso, Eric Reed. Recent San Francisco Bay Area performances have featured The Roberta Donnay Quartet with Jonathan Alford/piano, Dezson Claiborne/drums and Jeff Chambers/bass.

“After close to a half-century at the top of his game, venerable producer Orrin Keepnews now restricts himself to working with a small handful of artists, one of whom is vocalist Roberta Donnay... It is obvious throughout these dozen tracks that she knows how to swing and can sell a ballad with the best of them. There's an infectiously charismatic lilt to her “What's Your Story, Morning Glory?"; an inviting hint of pending delight in her “Small Day Tomorrow"; an intoxicatingly sexy push-pull at the heart of her self-penned “Stop This Train!"; a marvelous bluesiness that invigorates Mose Allison's whip-smart “If You Live"; and the blurry regret of her “Drinkin' Again" can match June Christy's “Something Cool" shot glass for shot glass. If What's Your Story is indicative of Donnay's musical future, then let's all be grateful she's thrown her hat into the jazz ring." -Christopher Loudon, Jazz Times

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