Broadway's Morgan James Performing At 2014 NYC Winter Jazzfest
Artist Morgan James will perform during 2014 Winter Jazzfest on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 7:45 p.m. at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Guests will hear her smoky, soulful renditions of songs from her debut album with Epic Records, "Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone." The CD offers a selection of songs that show off James' extraordinary voice and her exquisite gift for merging soul, jazz and R&B in a fresh and thrilling new way.
James' performance at Zinc Bar will also include a sampling of tunes not yet heard from her: a glimpse into her upcoming studio album, which will combine old-school pop and soul with classic blues roots. James will be surrounded by a powerhouse band including pianist Roy Dunlap, bassist Jeff Hanley, drummer Tony Mason, guitarist Doug Wamble, saxophonist Chase Baird, trumpeter Alphonso Horn and trombonist Mike Fahie.
Quickly becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country, James recently performed in the Broadway revival of "Godspell" (who could forget her sultry rendition of "Turn Back, O Man"?), captivated audiences as Teena Marie in the Broadway smash hit, "Motown: The Musical, " and was the cover girl and feature story in VIE magazine's 2013 Music Issue. To learn more or to purchase music by Morgan James, visit morganjamesonline.com.
"...A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep... This woman is on fire." - Stephen Holden / The New York Times
"...the most promising young vocalist to come along so far this century." - Terry Teachout / The Wall Street Journal
"Big-voiced and remarkably soulful... channels her inner Tina Turner ." - Christopher Loudon / JazzTimes
"Morgan sings Aretha Franklin's 'Save Me, ' giving this old chestnut a spin that makes it sound like momma's got a whole new bag. She rocks the blues standard 'Trouble in Mind' as if Janis Joplin never had a crack at it." - Winnie McCroy / EDGE on the Net
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