Jazz Vespers at St. Peter's Church Open to all 5pm - 6:15pm with Jamie Reynolds - piano, Orlando LeFleming - bass
June Garber and Friends with the Russ Little Quartet and featuring Melissa Stylianou
Trumpet player Nadje Noordhuis is our very special guest for this installment of our monthly residency at 55 Bar!
Label: Anzic Records
Manager: Andy Kaufman (718) 601-6612
Bio: Jazz singer Melissa Stylianou has been turning heads and capturing hearts since the turn of the century, from her native Toronto to her adopted home of New York City, from intimate club residencies to top festival stages. She has won fans far and wide with her recording projects, along with prais...See Full Bio
: A standing ovation for the @duchesstrio set at @XRIJF tonight. We hit again at 10pm. #girlongirlharmony https://t.co/rG3b1fxzhh
“Stylianou's Silent Movie begins with an incredibly slow take of her own, this time with the standard "Smile." She's close-in, too, her own version of delicate delivery disarming as she almost whispers her lines to this famous tune, accompanied by a sympathetic and supportive group. While she relies more on the occasional standard, her takes are so original you're inclined to forget who wrote it. James Taylor's "Something In The Way She Moves," Paul Simon's "Hearts And Bones," "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" and Mancini/Mercer's "Moon River" all suggest a familiarity, a genuine connection, Stylianou's delivery at times recalling, among others, Joni Mitchell when she plays with intervals in a more natural, less affected way. - 4 1/2 stars”