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 Harry Warren to Bruce Springsteen.
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 multiple MAC, Bistro and NY Nightlife Awards,
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
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