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Midwest Record Reviews Azzolina, Govoni, Nussbaum, Zinno: “Chance Meeting”

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Midwest Record Reviews Azzolina, Govoni, Nussbaum, Zinno: “Chance Meeting”

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AGNZ/Chance Meeting: An interesting confluence. The four cats that make up this foursome are all New England first call jazzbos, and most of them have some connection to Michael Brecker, who they feel is smiling down on this session. Not full of skunk funk, these guys stick to the jazz line and deliver progressive playing that let’s these leaders shine in their solo spots as well as play cohesively even though this is the first time all have sat down together. A smoking dose of real playing for starved ears, this contemporary jazz outing hits it out of the park and has energy in reserve in case—for next time. Solid stuff, the kind you get when real pros sit down together.

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FOUR Whaling City Sound releases on 9/19/16 JAZZWEEK chart!

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Congrats to four (4) Whaling City Sound artists on JazzWeek Chart thanks to the hard work of New World ‘n’ Jazz!
Jazz Chart: September 19, 2016

#9 Eric Hargett with Joey D and Gerry Gibbs Steppin’ Up  Right out of the gate, Hargett, DeFrancesco and Gibbs really bring it. With his baritone sax, the upstart leader manages to avoid opening night jitters, thanks to a diverse and tasty ten-spot of tunes and the incredible support of Joey DeFrancesco on the B3 and piano, and drummer Gerry Gibbs.

#35 is Greg Murphy’s Summer Breeze. Greg’s 4th outing as a leader, and his Whaling City Sound debut finds the Chicago native turned New Yorker in a very expressive mood. The CD includes Greg Murphy on piano/keyboards, Eric Wheeler with acoustic and electric bass, Kush Abadey on drums, along with the assistance of Josh Evans, Raphael Cruz, Malou Beauvoir, Jay Rodriguez, Eric Wyatt, Scott Robert Avidon, and Corey Wilcox.

At #38 The Whole World in Her Hands is Monika Herzig. Monika Herzig is a fearless and complete jazz artist touring internationally as a pianist, bandleader, award winning author and advocate for jazz music, its genres and its players. Monika showcases her artistry and those of top women band leaders and composers working in jazz today. Bringing together an All Star international band including the likes of guitarist Leni Stern (Germany/NYC), percussionist Mayra Casales (Cuba), flutists/saxophonist Jane Bunnett (Canada), drummer Arianna Fanning (Indian-American), bassist Jennifer Vincent (USA), trombonist Reut Regev (Israel), flutist Jamie Baum (USA/NYC), alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin (USA/NYC) and bassist Linda Oh (Malaysia/Australia).

Tim Ray Trio’s Windows #47 JazzWeek John Lockwood, Mark Walker and Tim Ray first played together when they backed Greg Abate, an alto great that has used the trio on two of his Whaling City Sound albums, including Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan’s with the late Phil Woods. Windows continues that tactile performance. The song list is impressive, but the trio succeeds in meeting the enormous potential of classic material. Hancock’s “Toys,” Jarrett’s “So Tender,” Monk’s “Monk’s Dream,” Horace Silver’s “Peace,” and Ellington’s “I’m Beginning to See the Light,” begins the short list of authentic, reverent and customized readings of some of the greatest ever piano trio standards. Ray even recalls his road years with Lyle Lovett’s “I’ve Been to Memphis”.

Also promoting:

Steven Kirby Group/Illuminations/084

Kristen Lee Sergeant/Inside Out/087

Rale Micic/Night Music/086

Azzolina Govoni Nussbaum Zinno/Chance Meeting/082

 

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Azzolina, Govoni, Nussbaum, Zinno/WCS

Azzolina, Govoni, Nussbaum, Zinno

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5/29: The Bohemian Quartet @ The MusicKind Concert Series

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The MusicKind Friday Night Concert Series at The Dean’s List Academy

25 Esten Ave. Pawtucket, RI 02860

The Bohemian Quartet

Friday, May 29th 8pm

Stan Renard-Violin

Nancy Richardson-Viola

Christine Harrington-Cello

Dave Zinno-Upright Bass

The concert series will continue on June 12th & June 26th with The Blue Line Trio & Joe Parillo Solo & Friends 

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Debra Mann/WCS

Debra Mann

Debra Mann 

Reverbnation: Jazz/Vocalist/Pianist/Singer/Songwriter  Providence RI Rank #1

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You Tube:  Debra Mann “The Dry Cleaner”

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Publicity: Brown UniversityWhat’s Up Rhode Island (Holiday Feature on local musicians) The Rhode ShowThe Cranston Herald/Warwick BeaconThe New York City Jazz Record Feature (page 11),The New York City Jazz Record Review (page 31)What’s Up Rhode IslandMotifProvidence JournalFall River Herald NewsSouthcoast Today: Debra MannSouthcoast Today: Narrows FestKen Franckling’s Jazz NotesMidwest RecordSippican Week

Radio: New World N Jazz 

peaked at #46, 11 weeks on the chart
Interviews: Tish Adams/Vocalists and Localists/WRIU 90.3 FM 9/6/18Steve Bianchi/Jazz Brunch/WBLQ 1230 AM; aired 9/9/18 between 1-3p, Steve Klamkin/Saturday Morning News, WPRO 

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It is with deep shock and sadness that we report the unexpected passing of Debra Mann, an acclaimed and supremely talented jazz singer, pianist and composer on our Whaling City Sound label. Her most recent recording, #FullCircle, featuring the music of Joni Mitchell, was released in August 2018. She had also released three CD recordings on her label, Jobe Records.

Her career was decorated with highlights. A Berklee College of Music grad, Debra was widely hailed as Rhode Island’s premier jazz pianist and vocalist. She performed at Symphony Hall Boston as a featured guest soloist with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She had the distinct honor of performing at the request of Frank Sinatra. In celebration of Women’s History Month, she performed with her trio on Ron Della Chiesa’s WGBHradio program “Music America.” She was a prized member of the regional jazz community, having shared the stage with artists including Dick Johnson, Herb Pomeroy, Gray Sargent, Marshall WoodallTed CasherJeff StoutEd Saindon Vibraphone, and many others. Dino GovoniJay AzzolinaDavid ZinnoMarty RichardsJerry Leake, and Paul Angel joined her on our “Full Circle” release, recorded with Steve Rizzo, Stable Sound Studio.

She was also a passionate educator, on the faculty of Brown University and Wheaton College Massachusetts.

We at Whaling City Sound, along with the music community, will miss Debra’s extraordinary and elegant musical voice. We mourn deeply her passing and extend our sympathy to her family and friends.

Providence Journal Obituary

Debra Mann Performs “Be Cool” at the Narrows!!

Neal Weiss, John Stein and company!

Dori Rubbicco and Steve Klamkin (WPRO NEWS).

Midwest Record review of Full Circle

JazzWeek  Most Added+12 Debra Mann “Full Circle Music of Joni Mitchell” Congratulations to Debra on the hard work and fantastic album

A Woman of Heart and Mind

Jazz talent Debra Mann interprets

The textured sounds of Joni Mitchell

 

It is rare indeed to catch a sighting of Joni Mitchell. The Canadian songwriter, chanteuse and sublime talent has not really toured much, or released an album of new material for that matter. The last time that happened was 2007. So what’s a Joni fan to do? Catch Debra Mann.

 

Mann is a Joni fan from way back, so much so that she’s taken to performing her songs. The Providence-based jazz artist will be performing a night of jazz-tinged interpretations of Mitchell’s music at Chan’s. The combination makes good sense, considering the fact that Mann is an outstanding jazz performer and so much of Mitchell’s oeuvre resonates with generous jazz overtones.

 

Debra Mann, pianist and vocalist, has performed in the northeast corner of the U.S. for three decades. Her own artistry was deeply influenced by Joni’s music—from her folk years through her more than deep exploration into jazz.

 

The reclusive Mitchell is widely regarded as one of the most influential and revered songwriters of our time. Her category-defying style links the worlds of acoustic music with rock, jazz, and classical. Her lyrical sense, phrasing and poetic imagery are as visual as they are musical. Certainly, with no chance of seeing the original, why not enjoy the next best thing?

 

This is not Mann’s first shot at covering Mitchell’s work. In fact, the first few times were so memorable that her fans were asking for an encore. As an added attraction, Debra’s band features the mega talents of Dino Govoni (sax), Steve DeConti (guitar), Dave Zinno (bass), and Marty Richards (drums).

 

So come by Chan’s for a night of great music as we celebrate the work of a gifted and influential artist being covered by a gifted and supreme talent in her own right. Ladies and gentleman, on piano and voice, Debra Mann!

Autumn Concert!

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Dear Friends,

I hope you all had a great summer.  I can’t remember a better one, myself.  As summer comes to its inevitable close, I am preparing for another Joni Mitchell Tribute concert in a new venue. Please help spread the word to jazz and Joni lovers.  I hope to see you there.   Peace, Debra

Debra Mann Quintet

Joni Mitchell Tribute

Saturday,  October 4, 2014
7:30 PM

SPIRE CENTER
For Performing Arts

25 1/2 Court Street
Plymouth, MA
(508) 746-4488

FEATURING: 
DEBRA MANN-PIANO & VOCALS 
DINO GOVONI-SAX
STEVE DeCONTI-GUITAR
MARTY BALLOU-BASS

MARTY RICHARDS-DRUMS

Tickets: $25
http://www.spirecenter.org/

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