MJ Territo Ladies Day Jazz Quartet Jazz at Kitano Thursday, January 9th Sets at 8 pm & 10 pm

MJ Territo
Ladies Day Jazz Quartet
Appearing at
Jazz at Kitano
Thursday January 9th
Sets at 8 and 10 pm
MJ Territo, vocals
Linda Presgrave, piano
Iris Ornig, bass
Lucianna Padmore, drums

Jazz at Kitano
66 Park Avenue at 38th Street
NYC 10016

Even in the diverse world of jazz vocalists, MJ Territo pops out as unique, difficult to categorize, and quite superb. Sporting a rich, slightly lower-pitched vocal range, MJ offers a phrasing that places her comfortably in the jazz, cabaret and Broadway worlds, and her singing recalls an uncommon set of vocalists from Frank Sinatra to Carol Sloane to even Mabel Mercer. Similarly, in her projects she consistently makes intelligent and unusual decisions in repertoire and approach, perhaps best encapsulated on her most recent album, Ladies Day (Jollie Mollie Music), by her gorgeous duet with harpist Brandee Younger on the Dave Grusin composition "True." For fans of the entire map of the Great American Songbook and its many unusual side routes, MJ's performance with the Ladies Day Jazz Quartet is not to be missed.​
- Seton Hawkins

Critics love MJ's CD "Ladies Day"
Downbeat 3-1/2 stars
MJ Territo is a veteran singer who is very much a storyteller. With a calm delivery and ear for poetry, she sticks to the lyrics of songs while giving them a gentle swing. As the set progresses, Territo's versatility and subtle creativity grow. Her singing on "True" is beautiful, and she is properly fetching on Dearie's "I'm Shadowing You."
—Scott Yanow

All About Jazz:
Vocalist MJ Territo celebrates all things women on her ambitious and overdue Ladies Day. What this recording proves to be is one of the most attractive standards sets imagined, because these standards… are not so standard. Territo… expertly guides this welcome romp through the less known….This is a collection of finely composed songs expertly delivered in a thoughtful and compelling production. Well done!
-C. Michael Bailey

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