Friday, January 15, 2016

Mark Murphy Memorial Concert

Memorial Concert Celebrating the Life and Music of Mark Howe Murphy (March 14, 1932 - October 22, 2015) 

March 14, 2016 
To be held in the Sanctuary at St. Peters Church 619 Lexington Avenue (Entrance on E 54th St.) 

Reception 6pm, Concert 7PM

With: Alan Broadbent, Daniel Cacijia, Jay Clayton, Richie Cole, Roz Corral, Guy Davis, Carol Fredette, Will Friedwald, Giacomo Gates, James Gavin, The Hanky Panky Trio (Alex Manasian, Brandi Disterhaft, Steve Williams), Sheila Jordan, Nancy Kelly, Mark Edmund Murphy, Annie Ross, The Royal Bopsters (London, Meader, Pramuk, and Ross), Sean Smith, Tessa Souter, Sachal Vasandani, Ronny Whyte and others.
(Plus special guests)

Co Produced By Ari Silverstein of and Jean-Pierre LeDuc of Lunched Booking
Special thanks to The Jazz Foundation of America

"The definition of a jazz singer is a singer who sings jazz. Just being a jazz singer is a risk, because it is the world's most unpopular music. You have to dare. You have to get up there. Because you are creating. You are up there making something that wasn't there before and that takes daring. It's not the easiest way of life, but it is interesting. 
One thing jazz does is open you to improvise your life. 
You find out who you are from improvisation. You throw away what's not needed and get to what's real. Singing jazz, you know the melody, you know the lyrics, but I don't sing the same solos every night. When you're out there, on a tour, and you're doing different stuff every night, you leave a lot of adrenaline on that stage. In vocal jazz, the whole thing is highly, constantly, innovative. You re-create yourself every night." 
- Mark Murphy

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