Shaynee Rainbolt Sings Russell Garcia Music at Iridium

MAC Award-winning vocalist Shaynee Rainbolt has not only authentically recreated the classic era of 1950s and 60s pop/jazz albums by bringing into the studio one of the great arrangers of that era, Russell Garcia, but she also has brought to light the Garcia songbook, which has been waiting for just this moment to be discovered by a new generation of vocalists. Hear the music from Charmed Life when Shaynee takes the stage at Iridium, 1650 Broadway at 51st Street, on Wednesday, January 14, at 6:30 pm.

Rainbolt, with her vocal ability and appreciation, becomes the perfect conduit to introduce in one package these soon to be classic songs. Don't miss this music live with this unique and thrilling seven-piece band featuring the classic 1950's compliment of a Four-Trombone horn section is not to be missed. The Four-Trombone Band features trombonists John Allred, Nate Mayland, George Flynn and another trombonist TBA plus Barry Levitt on piano, Jon Burr on bass and Ray Marchica on drums.

With two solo albums behind her "From This Moment On" and "At Home" Shaynee Rainbolt is a gifted storyteller who is equally at home singing jazz standards or Broadway tunes. A West Coast transplant, Shaynee moved to New York two years ago and has performed at Jazz Standard, Highline Ballroom, The Metropolitan Room, The River Room of Harlem and Charley O's. Before changing coasts, she was a staple on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene, working at The Empire Plush Room, Jazz at Pearl's, and The Purple Onion. She also has performed in Los Angeles, New Orleans, London and other cities around the globe.

Still working regularly in New Zealand and around the world, at 92, Russell Garcia, an Oakland, CA, native, has been active in every area of the entertainment world from radio and television to theatrical films and recordings since the late '40s. His early '60s scores virtually created the music template for the many science fiction films that followed. His jazz arranging and composing can be heard on recordings by Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, as well as a classic version of "Porgy and Bess" featuring Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. Not only did he provide arrangements for many singers and instrumentalists, he recorded more than 60 albums under his own name. His book, The Professional Arranger-Composer, has been a valued tool for both beginners and veterans since it was written in the mid-'40s.

In addition to celebrating her birthday at the Iridium on January 14 (official birth date is January 11), Shaynee also will pay tribute to Russell and his wife/songwriting partner, Gina, who were honored with this year's Queen's Service Medal for their work with children in New Zealand.

Barry Levitt, piano
Jon Burr, Bass
Ray Marchica, Drums
John Allred, Trombone
Nate Mayland, Trombone
TBD, Trombone
George Flynn, Bass Trombone
Shaynee Rainbolt, Vocals

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