Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blossom Dearie


Missed this last week. Blossom Dearie, one of my very favorite performers ever, passed away last week at the ripe old age of 84. She was one of the last of the great NYC supper club players.

Blossom Dearie - Peel Me a Grape

Blossom Dearie - Everything I've Got

3 comments:

Jen said...

there was an npr feature on her. they played i'm hip and i thought of you. :)

chthy said...

awe...

Yaasmiyn said...

Hi,

I noticed you’ve covered Blossom Dearie on your site, and thought I’d let you know about an event happening this weekend which you might be interested in sharing with your site viewers.

SF-native jazz/pop musician Jacqui Naylor will be playing a special show, ‘Remembering Blossom Dearie,’ at Yoshi’s San Francisco this Sunday, April 19th. There will be two shows- a 2pm matinee, and another at 7pm.

I’ve included a press release with more info about the event below.

Would you be interested in posting a preview or mention of the show to let your viewers know about it? Jacqui is also available for interviews.

Thanks for taking the time to check this out, I look forward to hearing your thoughts!

Best regards,
Yaasmiyn

www.jacquinaylor.com
www.myspace.com/jacquinaylor


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Jacqui Naylor brings Remembering Blossom Dearie to Yoshi's San Francisco on Sunday, April 19th

San Francisco, CA, March 30th, 2009-- Jacqui Naylor will bring a tribute to the late Blossom Dearie to Yoshi's San Francisco on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 2pm and 7pm. Jacqui Naylor recently released her seventh recording, You Don't Know Jacq (Ruby Star/Warner-Ryko) and has toured the world with her distinct renditions of jazz and rock classics as well as celebrated originals. "She can serve up classic covers with the best of them and her originals are Joni Mitchell good," writes JazzTimes.

She dedicates her new show to one of her favorite singer-songwriters, Blossom Dearie, whose birthday would have been this month. She died this past February at the age of 82. "Blossom Dearie has been one of my greatest influences, balancing sweetness, quirkiness and sass like no other. She wrote, played and sung songs with sincerity and wit, reminding me of my job as a singer and songwriter to always convey the truth of a song through the lyric in my own distinct way. I will miss her," says Naylor.

At the Yoshi's concert, expect to hear Dearie's influence on Naylor's delectably slow versions of "Tea For Two," "Manhattan," and on the wit-filled "Blossom's Blues." Tying it all together are Naylor's beloved originals like "Celebrate Early and Often," "City By The Bay," and a new-New Deal song called "Singin' My Cares Away." She'll also include her trademark "acoustic smashes," where she sings a jazz standard over a rock groove or vice versa. "The words are to Gershwin's 'Summertime' but the music is Gregg Allman's 'Whipping Post.' Naylor has the chops and sensitivity to pull it off," adds New York Magazine.

Naylor will be joined on stage by her talented and versatile band including Art Khu, Jon Evans, Josh Jones and Yoon-Ki Chai, who all recently impressed their Herbst Theater audience by switching instruments mid-show. To honor Dearie's contributions to "Schoolhouse Rock," Jacqui's afternoon show includes guest appearances by rising young jazz lions, Matt Wong and Ele Howell, both just 10 years of age. If "You Don't Know Jacq," now is the time. You can write to Jacqui, listen to her music and request songs at www.jacquinaylor.com.

jacquinaylor.com
www.myspace.com/jacquinaylor

Event Details:
Sunday, April 19th
Yoshi’s San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.655.5600
www.yoshis.com/sanfrancisco

Matinee: 2:00pm – Tickets $5 kids / $18 parents / $20 others
Direct link to purchase tickets for 2pm show:
http://sfyoshis2.inticketing.com/event2.php?eventid=33027

Evening Show: 7:00pm – Tickets $20
Direct link to purchase tickets for 7pm show: http://sfyoshis2.inticketing.com/event2.php?eventid=33026