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Allyson Briggs: “Bacharach at Birdland”
Birdland Theater
Tue, Jul 9 Open: 7:30 pm | Shows: 8:30 pm
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Join us in the Birdland Theater for a CD release concert celebrating music written by the one and only Burt Bacharach. Allyson Briggs of Fleur Seulere returns after a sold-out Birdland debut to explore the vast career of one of America's most beloved composers. Between Burt and his writing partner, Hal David, they created the soundtrack of American life in the 1960s. From "I Say a Little Prayer," "What the World Needs Now," and "Arthur's Theme," to the hauntingly beautiful "Alfie" and "Close to You," Allyson reinvigorates these hits recorded by a wide array of talented women. Allyson will be joined by musical director Andy Warren on trumpet, Jason Yeager on piano, Michael O’Brienon bass, and Peter Traunmueller on drums. 

 

Allyson Briggs has created an eclectic cocktail of high-class music, topped with the glamour of a bygone era. From Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center to the Rainbow Room and Birdland Jazz Club, she has brought her incredible voice to lead Fleur Seule to delight audiences around the world. Fleur Seule is a retro jazz band with 7 languages of repertoire and many classic styles of music, that transports audiences to their favorite musical memories. The Fleur Seule experience is a mixture of the most beloved music, with sounds of soothing Karen Carpenter and vibrant Ella Fitzgerald, to the infectious Peggy Lee and diverse Linda Ronstadt. Their range is unmatched and the joy they bring is contagious. See who Michael Feinstein calls “One of the most incredible talents out there today” and experience Fleur Seule for yourself. Allyson is fondly known by her fans as “The Glamour Girl of Jazz,” and she will always keep you wondering what she will wear next. She tailors the wardrobe and repertoire selections to suit the evening, and seamlessly transitions from jazz standards to French chanson to classic salsa to keep the crowd on their feet! Fleur Seule has been a powerful force on the live music scene for 9 years, bringing Old Hollywood glamour to a modern-day audience. Allyson’s range is unmatched, and the joy she brings is contagious. With over 300 performances per year, she is one of New York’s most in demand vocalists,and has shared the stage with Lionel Richie, Michael Feinstein, Ciara Renée, Paris Hilton, Catherine Russell, Jeremy Jordan, and Luba Mason.