Saturday, October 13, 2007

Amanda Carr live, tonight and on October 21st

Here are the the details about the two forthcoming gigs by jazz singer Amanda Carr, whom critic Ken Dryden defined as "gifted with a pleasant voice, terrific diction and the ability to pick a wide-ranging program that neither skews to overly familiar standards or a heavy dose of originals".

In the repertoire, some songs from her latest CD, "Soon". Such gems as "Flamingo" (my favorite instrumental version is the one by Lalo Schifrin on his "Black Widow" album), "Squeeze Me" (that Paul Desmond recorded magnificently on "Pure Desmond"), Tadd Dameron's superb "If You Could See Me Now), and even two Brazilian standards: "If You Never Come To Me" (Ray Gilbert's English lyrics to the Jobim bossa-ballad "Inutil Paisagem", aka "Useless Landscape" as recorded by Sinatra) and Jorge Ben's "Mas Que Nada".

October 13th at 8pm: In concert with the Gleason-Brown Quartet at The Dana Center at St. Anselm’s College, Manchester, NH, tickets available by calling 603-641-7273 or visit the St.Anselm website by clicking here. You can also email for tickets to:

October 21st 10AM to1PM - Jamies Jazz Brunch, Jamies in Marshfield, MA with Kenny Hadley on drums, John Wilkins on guitar, Bronek Suchanek on bass. For more info, special reservations or directions call 781-834-7877 or visit

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