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Vocal Jazz Group "Monday Off" at Birdland, August 15, 2005

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday Off, the jazz vocal quartet hailed by Skitch Henderson as having “exquisite taste, rich creativity, fresh ideas, spread over a palate of standard repertoire" is performing at the legendary jazz club, Birdland on August 15, 2005 at 7:00PM. Joining Monday Off (Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, Richard Roland and Raymond Sage) will be Randy Ingram on piano, Mark Lau on bass and Ernesto Cervini on drums. Also joining Monday Off will be special guest Anat Cohen on saxophones and clarinet.

Monday Off is a jazz vocal quartet formed in 1999 while the members were touring the country with the Broadway musical Titanic. All four members bring together years of experience in both musical theatre and jazz singing, blending both worlds into one, forming a unique and exciting vocal jazz group.

Monday Off has appeared regularly in clubs in New York (The Bubble Lounge, Chez Suzette, The C-Note), has performed in venues across the country, on television and radio, and even the Broadway stage. They have appeared twice at Carnegie Hall to sing with The New York Pops, and have since become part of the Pops family, appearing annually with them. They released their first CD Christmas Time Is Here, a collaboration with jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, in 2001. They are recording their second CD that will be released in the fall of '05.

John Hoglund of Back Stage says that Monday Off’s “harmonies are good and their delivery is ripe with theatrical emoting…their onstage antics were delightful and infectious.” And Joseph Lang from Jersey Jazz says about Christmas Time Is Here with Bucky Pizarelli: “Monday Off is a fine vocal Quartet from New York City [whose] rich harmonies and inventive arrangements lend a merry feeling to a program of 17 selections…This recording is sure to add a festive feeling to any holiday gathering.”

To find out more about Monday Off, visit the group’s website at www.mondayoff.org. The site contains a more detailed history of the group as well as photos and sound clips. For more information including photos and interview requests please contact: Orange Grove Artist Services, [email protected], 917.971.7156.

DATE: Monday August 15, 2005
TIME: 7:00 PM
VENUE: Birdland, 315 West 44th Street, New York
RESERVATIONS: 212.581.3080
COVER: $25.00, plus $10 minimum


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