Judi Silvano Announces Vocal Jazz Series


Singer Judo Silvano has announced a vocal jazz series in March and April, with four concerts on various Fridays at New York’s Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St.

The dates of the concerts are March 8, March 22, April 5 and April 19. The sets are at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The shows are as follows:

March 8: Vocal Improvisations, Ellen Christi, Kyoko Kitamura and Silvano, vocals; Reggie Workman, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums

For this show, Christi makes a rare New York City appearance to collaborate with fellow improvisor Silvano in this very special evening of electronically enhanced vocals.

March 22: Brazilian Rhythms, Maucha Adnet, Kate Baker and Silvano, vocals; Helio Alves, piano; Nilson Matta, bass; Duduka Da Fonseca, drums

Adnet, who toured and recorded with Jobim for 10 years, leads the way with Da Fonseca and an all-star Brazilian rhythm section.

April 5: Standards And Other Oldies, Marty Elkins, Roz Corral and Silvano, vocals; Richie Vitale, trumpet; Garry Dial, piano; Pat O’Leary, bass; Eddie Ornowski, drums

This show features three vocalists singing an historical repertoire of great old songs.

April 19: New Songs For Singers

This evening features songwriting talents on the scene in New York today. So far the lineup includes Kendra Shank, Andrea Wolper, Jane Blackstone, Tessa Souter, Eve Zanni, Mary Anne Deprophetis, MJ Territo and Yoon Choi, with others to be announced. Janice Friedman will be on piano.

For more information, go to www.judisilvano.com.

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