|March 4, 2012|
|July 15, 2012|
MaryLynn Gillaspie with the Michael Schuller Ensemble
Special Guests: A new ‘Rare Silk’ quartet with Jane Roche, Joseph Meyer and original members, Gaile and MaryLynn Gillaspie.
Performing 2 tunes from the Rare Silk library!
ALSO! A horn section with Carlos Chavez and Fly McClard.
Ms. Gillaspie calls this show “Time Travel” as she will be singing an eclectic assortment of music: everything from 1940s’ standards, straight ahead jazz, updated versions of sixties’ pop tunes, some killer arrangements of current hits including artists as diverse as Amy Winehouse and Gretchen Parlato.
MaryLynn was a founding member of the Grammy nominated vocal jazz group, Rare Silk. Their very first album, “New Weave” flew to the top of the Billboard Jazz charts and received 2 Grammy nominations. MaryLynn and the group toured the world singing in the US, Europe and Japan. The group received acclaim working alongside artists such as Miles Davis, Branford Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Robben Ford, Dianne Reeves and opening acts for Spyro Gyra and BB King. Their touring took them to some of the best venues in the country – The Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Jacksonville Jazz Festival, Blues Alley in DC, New York Jazz clubs, and the Boston Globe Jazz Festival.
Rare Silk toured with the venerable Benny Goodman for 10 months prior to their first recording and subsequent Grammy nominations. “We went to the Grammys in 1984 – the year Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ was huge!!”
‘Rare Silk’ still receives accolades to this day. From fans on Amazon:
“The quality of the voice, the vocal and instrumental arrangements are glorious. This is a classic pure and simple. Right up there with the crystalline jazz interpretations and expressions of the great Bill Evans.”
ABOUT THE BAND
For this concert, her backing band is made up of the area’s finest with arranger and guitarist, Michael Schuller at the helm. His gifts of modern Jazz sensibilities (a la Mike Stern) combined with his knowledge of Blues and Rock (performed with Chris Daniels and Hazel Miller) and MaryLynn’s love of Jazz Standards make for an eclectic mix and an unforgettable night of great music. “We like to step out-of-bounds!”
Michael Schuller Ensemble:
Michael Schuller – guitar
Eric Gunnison – keys
Dwight Thompson – bass
Peter Gregory – drums
(MaryLynn’s photos by Demetrius Austin)
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SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, July 15th at 8pm
Doors open at 7pm