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STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH 8 PM @ CLUB BONAFIDE

STRICTLY FOR THE BIRDS!
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH
8 PM
CLUB BONAFIDE, 212 EAST 52ND STREET, NYC

MJ Territo, vocals; David Pearl, piano; Paul Beaudry, bass; Jarrett Walser, drums.
Special Guest: Wendy Luck, flute

Please join us for an encore performance of "Strictly For The Birds", an evening of jazz and song inspired by our feathered friends. When I created this set it was strictly for fun, and an amusing way to pay homage to my vocal heroine, Carmen McRae, who put out "Birds of a Feather" in 1958. Now, the recent news that North American birds are disappearing at an alarming rate puts another, more urgent spin on it. So please come for the swinging music, but also for the opportunity to honor the larks and nightingales, the robins and swallows, who create so much pleasure for our ears and eyes. The composers are as varied as the bird life, everyone from Gershwin to Tadd Dameron, Brubeck to Roland Kirk, and of course, The Bird himself.

This charming painting, "16 Birds", by Jennifer Lommers, gives us a birds-eye view of our everyday birds - cardinals and chickadees, jays and finches. I love the way each black eye has such a firm and particular focus. A big thank you to Jennifer, a jazz lover, for permission to use her work in the publicity for this gig. https://www.jenniferlommers.com/

"Even in the diverse world of jazz vocalists, MJ Territo pops out as unique, difficult to categorize, and quite superb." Seton Hawkins, Hot House Jazz Magazine



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