MARA KAYE SINGS

MARA
KAYE

"ONE OF NEW YORK'S

GREAT GIFTS

TO THE WORLD."

-MICHAEL STEINMAN-JAZZ LIVES-

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"FOR TOO MANY YEARS, YOUNG JAZZ SINGERS ALL BUT IGNORED THE BLUES, BUT THE ATTENTION BEING PAID TO THE FORM BY OUTSTANDING YOUNG ARTISTS SUCH AS MARA KAYE IS PROOF THAT THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER. THE VIVACIOUS YOUNG BROOKLYNITE STUDIES THE CLASSIC BLUES THE WAY THE BETTER CABARET SINGERS OF HER GENERATION STUDIED SONDHEIM AND INVESTS 80-AND-90-YEAR-OLD TEXTS WITH THE FORCE AND SPIRIT OF HER OWN CONSIDERABLE CHARISMA. 

SHE SPECIALIZES IN THE GREAT SONGS OF THE SMITH GIRLS, NOT JUST THE LEGENDARY BESSIE, BUT ALSO THE HIGHLY WORTHY MAMIE, CLARA AND TRIXIE." 

 

- WILL FRIEDWALD / THE WALL STREET JOURNAL 

 
 
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PANAMA 66 @
THE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART

JUNE 26

 6-8PM 

FEATURING

 

BEN POWELL // GUITAR

TIM MCNALLEY // GUITAR

JONATHAN PIPER // JUG

1450 EL PRADO // BALBOA PARK

DRAGON BALL __ JANE KRATOCHVIL

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THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW

CBS
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SAN
DIEGO

FOR BOOKINGS, KINDLY EMAIL:
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- MARA KAYE

HOLDING THE BRIGHT LIGHT
OF HER VOICEAND HER PASSIONS,
SHINES OUT AT US - 

A JOYOUS PHENOMENON,

SHE BECOMES HER SONGS...

SHE DOESN'T POSE, SHE DOESN'T COPY,

BUT HER ENTRANCING MUSIC PIERCES OUR HEARTS 

AN UNSTUDIED COMEDY BUBBLES UP IN SPEECH:

SHE HAILS FROM BROOKLYN, NY. 

SHE'S A MODERNIST RATHER THAN A MUSEUM PIECE: HER CREATIONS CAN BE DARKLY MOURNFUL, SAVAGELY VENGEFUL, OR GLEEFULLY EROTIC, BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS LEAVENED WITH BROOKLYN SPICE. 

THINK 1928 BESSIE SMITH OR 1937 BILLIE HOLIDAY

LEAVENED WITH BROOKLYN SPICE.

HER HEART IS IN HER MUSIC, AND THERE IS NO PRETENSE, 

NO DISTANCE, AS AUDIENCES FROM HERE TO RUSSIA, JOE'S PUB, AND BBROOKLYN DIVES HAVE FOUND OUT. 

SHE IS A SUBSTANTIAL STAGE PERSONALITY. 

SHOW IN THE BEST TRADITION,

SOMETHING LOUIS WOULD ADMIRE IMMENSELY. 

- MICHAEL STEINMAN - JAZZ LIVES -