The Beegie Adair Trio with special guest Monica Ramey

The Beegie Adair Trio with special guest Monica Ramey

Wed, January 8, 2014

Doors: 10:30 pm / Show: 11:00 pm

Birdland

New York, NY

$30.00

There is a $10.00 food or beverage minimum per person, per show. Dinner is served between 5:00pm-1:00am.

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The Beegie Adair Trio with special guest Monica Ramey
The Beegie Adair Trio with special guest Monica Ramey
*“Beegie has the confidence and wisdom to dispense with anything that would interfere with the telling of her story, so what she communicates feels very direct, very honest. She's beautifully supported by Roger and Chris, and as a group they transition effortlessly between dreamlike moods, playful swing, and deep-rooted grooves. Our spirits want to dance, and music like this reminds us of that.” *– Anthony Wilson

*“There was a brief period in the late 1950s and very early ’60s when Capitol sagely paired George Shearing with a succession of the label’s top vocalists, including Peggy Lee, Dakota Staton, Nancy Wilson and Nat King Cole. The results were uniformly wonderful, setting a standard for sophistication that has, until now, never quite been equaled. But in Monica Ramey and Beegie Adair, Shearing and company have finally met their match.”*– Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes Magazine

The legendary Beegie Adair Trio will be playing the historic Birdland Jazz Club on January 8, 2014. Joining the trio will be special guest, vocalist Monica Ramey. Their performances, as a trio and with Ms. Ramey, have consistently energized sold out audiences. Adair's albums have dominated the jazz charts and album sales while Ramey's sophomore album, produced by Adair and bassist Roger Spencer, are creating a reinvigorated excitement among the jazz world. Ms. Adair and Ms. Ramey are thrilled to return to Birdland and to bring their musical mates, Roger Spencer and Chris Brown, to NYC for a special “One Night Only” performance.

Jazz great Helen Merrill salutes Adair’s “inventive jazz sense, her wonderful sense of time and improvised melody.” The Los Angeles Times calls her music “Elegant.” Entertainment News writes, “Beegie Adair is one of the finest piano players in the world.”

Jazz fans around the world agree with critics about The Beegie Adair Trio’s sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and have made their recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Under the guidance of her esteemed mentors and friend, Ramey is quickly catching the attention of jazz fans, critics and musicians.

Michael Feinstein calls the pairing of Beegie and Monica “a master class on how to interpret timeless songs with style, taste and a swinging contemporary sensibility.” Guitarist Anthony Wilson declares Ramey “sings with grace and elegance” and “uses these abilities to deliver the world of
the song first to your ears (sometimes it’s like she’s singing directly to you), then to a much deeper place where you can really feel it.” The Nashville Scene calls her “a first-rate interpreter of the jazz canon.” Pianist Chris Walters finds Ramey’s music “a miracle – at times controlled and concise, at others, fervent and daring, all the while abundant with
wisdom” all while drummer Marcus Finnie states "Monica is truly an "Artist." Her interpretation and phrasing of these works are moving and beautiful."
Venue Information:
Birdland
315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
http://birdlandjazz.com/