Legendary Beegie Adair Trio To Headline Birdland Jazz Club
The legendary Beegie Adair Trio will be playing the historic Birdland Jazz Club on January 20 & 21, 2015. Joining the trio will be special guest, vocalist Monica Ramey. Their performances, as a trio and with Ms. Ramey, have consistently energized sold out audiences. Adair's albums have dominated the jazz charts and album sales. Her latest project, "The Good Life: A Jazz Piano Tribute to Tony Bennett featuring the Jeff Steinberg Orchestra", spent multiple weeks on Billboard and Amazon charts and has quickly become a favorite among her worldwide fanbase. Ramey's sophomore album, produced by Adair and bassist Roger Spencer, continues to create excitement among the jazz world. Ms. Adair and Ms. Ramey are thrilled to return to Birdland and to bring their musical mates, Roger Spencer and Chris Brown.
Jazz great Helen Merrill salutes Adair's "inventive jazz sense, her wonderful sense of time and improvised melody." The Los Angeles Times calls her music "Elegant." Entertainment News writes, "Beegie Adair is one of the finest piano players in the world."
Jazz fans around the world agree with critics about The Beegie Adair Trio's sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and have made their recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Under the guidance of her esteemed mentors and friend, Ramey is quickly catching the attention of jazz fans, critics and musicians.
Michael Feinstein calls the pairing of Beegie and Monica "a master class on how to interpret timeless songs with style, taste and a swinging contemporary sensibility." Guitarist Anthony Wilson declares Ramey "sings with grace and elegance" and "uses these abilities to deliver the world of the song first to your ears (sometimes it's like she's singing directly to you), then to a much deeper place where you can really feel it." The Nashville Scene calls her "a first-rate interpreter of the jazz canon." Christopher Loudon of JazzTimes Magazine declares, "in Monica Ramey and Beegie Adair, Shearing and company have finally met their match."
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