lundi, septembre 11, 2006

Smile Like You Mean It

Dizzy Gillespie on 52nd St.
Jazz Underground presents Gretchen Parlato
W/ Mike Moreno-Guitar, Michael Olatuja-Bass, Obed Calvaire-Drums
@ The Neighborhood Community Church of Greenwich Village
269 Bleeker (between Cornelia & Jones)
52's Jazz Listening Group's* reconvenes this Friday, September 15th at this show. Jazz Underground is a free series of performances sponsored cooperatively by Messiah's Covenant Community Church in Brooklyn and the Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village. Ms. Parlato is a rising young Jazz vocalist. I first learned of her when her interpretation of Wayne Shorter's "Footprints" was selected by NPR as a song of the day. She's got an incredible voice.

For a preview of her music check out Ms. Parlato's website or her MySpace page. To purchase her music go to CD Baby.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in joining us. We had a great time last month. As usual, we we will be decompressing at a local cafe/watering hole (TBD) afterwards.

*A new New York City Jazz listening group, 52 organizes outings to local Jazz performances that are followed by drinks and conversation. It aims to cultivate a friendly community of open-minded Jazz fans.