BARBARA FASANO TRIO
FEATURING ERIC COMSTOCK
WITH BOOTS MALESON, BASS
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
TWILIGHT JAZZ @ 5PM
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“A lyrically sensitive interpreter with
a special affinity for Joni Mitchell”
~ The New York Times
“A charismatic stylist” ~ The Wall Street Journal
“A gorgeous, soulful singer who has
an actor’s intensity in whatever she sings” ~ The New York Post
Acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist Barbara Fasano makes her
Music Mountain debut with a set of eclectic songs ranging from
Harold Arlen to Joni Mitchell, from Andy Razaf to Kenny Rankin.
For a sneak peak at what I do
to prepare for a concert,
"In her new show, EASY TO FIND, Barbara Fasano
showed why she continues to be
in the top tier of today's jazz vocalists."
~ Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
"You won't find a classier trio, Eric Comstock on piano,
Boots Maleson on bass, and the star - a svelte songbird, Barbara Fasano,
dressed in casual chic for a hot summer evening of captivating songs.
With evocative music underlining jazz, swing and poignancy ...
a highlight for me showed Fasano's inspiration
by Joni Mitchell, never so potent.
Fasano's songs mix and mingle - songs of passion and laughs,
always wrapped around a connecting core of truth.
You can't go wrong sharing an evening with Barbara Fasano."
~ Elizabeth Ahlfors, Theater Pizzazz
A storyteller in song in the tradition of Carmen McRae, Sylvia Syms
and Julie Wilson, Barbara explores the complexities of love
and the circles we all swirl within, singing
“wise, literate songs about life in all its confusing wonder,”
as author James Gavin writes.
“She seems incapable of singing an unintelligent or unmusical phrase.”
Winner of 7 MAC Awards, 3 Bistro Awards and the NY Nightlife Award,
her last two CDs, “Busy Being Free” and “Written In The Stars,”
were praised in publications as diverse as Playbill and JazzTimes,
and both won MAC Awards for Record of the Year.
Barbara will sing material from these recordings at this appearance.
Called “artistic, swinging and superbly entertaining”
by revered jazz critic Ira Gitler, Barbara has headlined
at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center,
and concert halls and jazz festivals internationally.
Joining Barbara will be pianist/singer Eric Comstock (“expert musicianship
and joie de vivre in equal measure” – The New Yorker).
These married musical partners are resident artists
at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New York.
Rounding out the trio is renowned bassist Boots Maleson.
Critic and author Will Friedwald raves,
“Barbara puts Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb on a level playing field
with Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin and makes them all sound
equally terrific. Though she draws on traditions
of cabaret, jazz, and singer-songwriter pop/folk,
the result sounds less like a multi-generic mashup
than a cohesive whole.”
Sultry and surprising, Barbara Fasano makes
the American Songbook come alive, and audiences feel
they’ve been to terrific party where the songs
and the stories are equally great.
Join Barbara’s trio at Gordon Hall for
a soulful, swinging late summer soirée!
225 Music Mountain Road
Falls Village, CT
ONLINE GO HERE