BrownstoneJAZZ ACOUSTIC SOUND LIVING ROOM CONCERTS. ALWAYS, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL FEATURING
'vANESSA RUBIN',"Endowed with the kind of liquid phrasing and sheer wisdom that comes from depth of experience on the jazz performance campaign trail, Vanessa Rubin is an ever-evolving classic singer in the making. The development of a true jazz singer is a long-range prospect, laden with learning experiences that forge the voice into a true instrument, rich with passion, deeply invested in living through life’s joys and perils; such is the journey of Vanessa Rubin, jazz singer extraordinaire. Capable of employing the gamut of emotions, the mature Ms. Rubin can range from whisper to shout in the blink of an eye; from honey-laden ballads purring like a kitten, to up tempo SWINGING and SCATTING like a fluent saxophone, she delivers the goods",-N-CONCERT WITH other JAZZ ENSAMBLEextraordinaires , MD ERIC LEMONS-BASS, AARON GRAVES- PIANO and, ALVIN ATKINSON - DRUMS
Vanessa "under the guidance of such grandmasters as Barry Harris and Frank Foster, Rubin’s acceptance has been universal. Instrumentalists have always been impressed by her way around a song, her willingness to flow with their muse, and her innate ability to swing that music." has recorded at least 12 CD FAVORITES ON RCA/NOVELL LABELED.
"Among those early gigs were stints with the likes of Kenny Barron, Pharoah Sanders, Lionel Hampton, and the Mercer Ellington Orchestra. These and subsequent affiliations are clear evidence that Rubin is not only singer, but a true musician. Ever the pragmatist, she kept a day job in the New York City school system for a minute, but it was clear that the bandstand would be her ultimate arena"
"The list of great musicians who have graced her recordings and bandstands is quite impressive: Monty Alexander, Cecil Bridgewater, Kenny Burrell, Frank Foster, Billy Higgins, Etta Jones, Lewis Nash, Houston Person, Patience Higgins, Don Braden, Toots Thielemans, Steve Turre, Cedar Walton, Grover Washington, Jr., and James Williams are just a few of the masters who’ve lent their skills to support Ms. Rubin’s artistry. More recently she has completed auspicious global tours with Herbie Hancock, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Jazz Crusaders",
" Clearly Vanessa Rubin’s musical skills do not end on the bandstand. She’s not only vocalist, lyricist, and composer, she’s producer, arranger, savvy in artist & repertoire matters, educator (cited for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education by the International Association of Jazz Educators), music business consultant/facilitator, and music student adjudicator engaged by such auspicious institutions as the Thelonious Monk Institute, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Labeled one of the “Diva Nouvelles” by Essence Magazine, Vanessa Rubin continues on a sure and true sojourn towards mastering her craft"
"As a 2011 Kevin Klein Award Nominee for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical, Vanessa continues to demonstrate her chameleon like ability extending her gift of storytelling in the one woman theatrical portrayal of the great Billie Holiday in "Yesterdays, An Evening with Billie Holiday", while also interpreting many of Holiday's most remembered songs"
This Diva Nouvelles, I quote ,should be applauded not only for the perfection of her performance, but surley for REMEMBERING FROM WHENCE SHE ROSE. BRINGING IT BACK TO YOU, IN THE ROOM, for BrownstoneJAZZ. Also quest appearing in other neighborhood spots, to enjoy in your own style of listening pleasure.
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Min. $30.00 concert seating DOORS @ 8PM
Popcorn Mix and Mingle, Concert, Fishfry and OpenMic Wine and Beer Available
ALL OPEN MICER 11PM-1AM $15
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