Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Anna Mjöll @ Vibrato with The Pat Senatore Trio and special guest Lew Soloff, Feb. 24

Iceland's First Lady of Jazz, Miss Anna Mjoll -- one of the top singers in the current jazz scene -- plays another near-guaranteed sellout at Herb Alpert's Vibrato in Bel-Air Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 9PM. As usual, with the always impeccable Pat Senatore Trio, but this time presenting another dear friend of mine, trumpet master Lew Soloff, as her very special guest.

Anna Mjoll and The Pat Senatore Trio
Special guest: Lew Soloff

Anna Mjöll / vocals
Pat Senatore / bass
Ed C / piano
Bob Leatherbarrow / drums
Lew Soloff / trumpet

Herb Alpert'S VIBRATO
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel Air, CA 90077

February 24th 2012 - 9 PM.
NO COVER but reservations are a must.
Call 310.474.9400 for res.

“The sweetest voice in the current Jazz scene. Period." —Arnaldo DeSouteiro

“Lightly twisted, jazzy..." —Los Angeles Times

“Do yourself a favor and catch her now, at an intimate small club, before she breaks out into larger venues." —Charles Andrews, Music Forums Moderator, HomeTheaterSpot.com
Lew Soloff, a true virtuoso musician, is likely best known in the USA for his work with Blood, Sweat & Tears and as a first-call session player. But, in Japan, the man is almost a pop star, due to countless tours promoting dozens of albums (and videos) he recorded as the main soloist of the Manhattan Jazz Quintet as well as with another ensemble led by arranger David Matthews, the Manhattan Jazz Orchestra. Not to mention his own CDs as a leader.

Soloff has also worked for two decades with The Gil Evans Orchestra. He has played with everyone who's everyone from George Benson to Barbra Streisand, from Tony Scott to Tito Puente, from Bob James to Marianne Faithful. And I had the honor to record with him for the first time back in 1987, in New York, during the sessions for Yana Purim's "Harvest Time" album with Herbie Hancock. Lew makes frequent guest appearances with jazz orchestras all over the world, such as the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra. Now I can't wait the see him in action with the gorgeous and multi-talented Anna Mjoll.(Lew Soloff & Anna Mjöll)

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