Acclaimed Duo Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier to Perform at the Jazz Gallery in NYC and Jazz at the Atlas in Washington, DC in November. 


 


Singer Rebecca Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier will perform at the Jazz Gallery in New York City on November 6th, 2012 (their last in a residency series) and then at Jazz at the Atlas in Washington DC (in The Paul Sprenger Theatre) on Wednesday, November 7th 2012.

The duo, whose recently recorded album Twain will be released in March, 2013 on Sunnyside Records will perform original compositions and standards for the audience.

The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street in New York City.  Tickets are $20.00 and show times are 9:00pm and 10:30pm.

Jazz at the Atlas is located at 1333 H Street NE Washington, DC 20002.  Tickets are $25.00, Students w/ID are $15.00.

A highly accomplished husband and wife team, Grenadier and Martin earned accolades from renowned critic Alain Burnet of Montreal’s La Presse wrote “In the circles of Jazz in New York…[Martin’s] approval rating has risen steadily over recent years, and for good reason. In Montreal, she still remains a secret….I will not keep it to myself: count me in!”

The Montreal Gazette’s Juan Rodriguez praised the duo as a “jewel of wife-and-husband intimacy.”

Writing in the New York Times, critic Nate Chinen recently observed that “As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martinexudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash.” He continued “She was unerringly faithful to the melodies of the songs, both standards and originals, but at her best she made them seem less like songs that like articulations of her state of mind.”

The New York City Jazz Record recently proclaimed that Martin is “One of the most distinctively original voices in music today.  Rebecca Martin transcends the boundaries between jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter in her performances…(Martin) marked herself as a modern-day troubadour, a musical storyteller possessed of a daring willingness to bare her soul in the telling of tales fraught with both personal and universal meaning. Alternately exuding bold confidence and delicate fragility in tone.”

For more information, contact Patrice Fehlen at September Girl, PR at 718/768-3859.

“Rebecca” (A Poem by Frank Tedesso)

“Rebecca” by the wonderful Frank Tedesso. Click on this image to hear his music.

Through the open window of the stars unknown winds blow in.
Songs dwell, incomprehensible, in the rude and beautiful language of your need.
Irresistible words scatter themselves all around you.
Your sweet rough trouble contacts me, amazes me.
The elements of your character:
Birds, winter, bare trees, a branch for me to sit in, and light, so much light.
Aching, shuddering light.
And of course, miles and miles of night.
All  these rivers criss cross your shape.
The information of the stars seeks you out.
Possessed by this dark and light, you turn in time like  night and day.
Waiting in your blood, fitfull songs kick and stir among your future events.
Somehow everything manages to go right on working
Beneath all the curious disappointments in your eyes.
But now things long abandoned wish to be born.
Listen to the sea in your veins.
Accumulate laughter and forgiveness.
Time explains herself  in births.
The stars sing in their lightning.
Crowds of words and melodies, fragments of your secrets,
Sweeps and curls of blue rain from your unpunctuated sky,
All go crackling out into the world like a letter from your dreams.
The meaning is not invisible, it is mysterious.
Like music rising from the chimney of a piano.
Like the noisy sentences of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson
Making love in your lustful, poetic demanding heart…

          

 

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier at the Jazz Gallery October 16th.

NEW YORK TIMES:   As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martin exudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash. She appears here in the sparsest but most companionable of settings: backed only by her husband, the fine bassist Larry Grenadier. They’re playing a residency, one night a month through next month, and drawing from a forthcoming album on Sunnyside, “Twain.” At 9 and 10:30 p.m., Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street, at Spring Street, South Village, (212) 242-1063,jazzgallery.org; $20 cover, $10 for members. (Chinen)

On October 16th, the two will be joined by Pete Rende (Piano) and Jorge Rossy (Drums).

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Continue Residency at the Jazz Gallery with a performance on Friday, September 7th.

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier at the Jazz Gallery in New York City in August. Photo credit: John Rogers

Singer Rebecca Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier continue their monthly residency at New York City’s Jazz Gallery through November 2012. The duo, whose recently recorded album Twain will be released in January 2013 on Sunnyside, will perform at the Gallery on September 7,  October 16, and November 6. They will perform two sets of original compositions and standards on each of the remaining three nights of the residency, at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00. The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street (at Spring Street). Tickets can be purchased online at http://jazzgallery.org. For more information, call (212)243-1063.

On Martin and Grenadier’s performance last month at the Jazz Gallery, THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD reports: “One of the most distinctively original voices in music today, Rebecca Martin transcends the boundaries between jazz vocalist and singer/songwriter in her performances…(Martin) marked herself as a modern-day troubadour, a musical storyteller possessed of a daring willingness to bare her soul in the telling of tales fraught with both personal and universal meaning. Alternately exuding bold confidence and delicate fragility in tone…”

For more information about Rebecca Martin, contact Regina Joskow regina@missingpiecegroup.com at the Missing Piece Group, 862-234-0801.

Acclaimed Jazz Duo Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Announce Residency At NYC’s Jazz Gallery From August Through November 2012

Singer Rebecca Martin and bassist Larry Grenadier have confirmed a monthly residency at New York City’s Jazz Gallery from August through November 2012. The duo, whose recently recorded album Twain will be released in January 2013 on Sunnyside, will perform at the Gallery on August 3, September 7,  October 16, and November 6. They will perform two sets of original compositions and standards on each of the four nights of the residency, at 9:00 pm and 10:30 pm. Tickets are $20.00. The Jazz Gallery is located at 290 Hudson Street (at Spring Street). Tickets can be purchased online at http://jazzgallery.org. For more information, call (212)243-1063.

A highly accomplished husband and wife team, Grenadier and Martin earned accolades for their recent performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival in July. Renowned critic Alain Burnet of Montreal’s La Presse wrote “In the circles of Jazz in New York…[Martin’s] approval rating has risen steadily over recent years, and for good reason. In Montreal, she still remains a secret….I will not keep it to myself: count me in!”

The Montreal Gazette’s Juan Rodriguez praised the duo as a “jewel of wife-and-husband intimacy.”

Writing in the New York Times, critic Nate Chinen recently observed that “As jazz singers go, Rebecca Martin exudes the plainest sort of poise, almost radical in its utter lack of flash.” He continued “She was unerringly faithful to the melodies of the songs, both standards and originals, but at her best she made them seem less like songs that like articulations of her state of mind.”

In his review of Martin’s 2010 When I Was Long Ago NPR Music’s Patrick Jarrenwattananon wrote “And when she gets it right – which she does pretty frequently – it’s exquisite.”

For more information about Rebecca Martin, contact Regina Joskow regina@missingpiecegroup.com at the Missing Piece Group, 862-234-0801.

Montreal Jazz Festival: Rebecca and Larry Concert Review on Radio France.

Alex Dutilh of Radio France had this to say about Rebecca and Larry’s performance in Montreal:

“The pleasure of creative festivals: find what is expected where not expected, and vice versa. For example on Tuesday evening July 3, after an exuberant James Carter and his organ quartet at Club Soda, I was spinning away from the Place des Arts to get to the Upstairs, to one of the warmest jazz clubs on the planet. The day before, the organist Dr. Lonnie Smith Jr. had set fire to the venue. Today, luxury and pleasure.

They are husband and wife. The singer and guitarist Rebecca Martin, accompanied by Larry Grenadier on bass. An album on Sunnyside presented the trio with sax Bill McHenry. This time, the original songs and standards (which she prefers to call ‘elders’) are presented “naked”.

With her eyes half closed, a resonant voice  and intimacy and confidence: Rebecca helps us to understand the backbone of the songs by giving then expressive dimension. Larry Grenadier, extends the guitar and hugs and rushes the voice of his companion. Total humility and elegance. However, this apparent simplicity is just a tremendous science. Inspiration without asperities, improvisation on a fragile thread of no return.

Joel, the owner of Upstairs beamed: 20 minutes walk from the heart of the festival, the club is filled to the brim with an incredibly friendly public silences and resonances. The club is in his image.”

Visit this LINK for more.

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier Receive Rave Reviews fresh off of their Montreal Jazz Festival Peformance

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier’s intimate performance at the Montreal Jazz Festival received critics picks throughout along with this glowing concert review from one of Canada’s most revered music critic Alain Brunet – revealing what is to come in 2013.

“In the circles of Jazz in New York, the singer (Rebecca Martin) has had critical success. Her approval rating has risen steadily over recent years, and for good reason. In Montreal, however, she still remains a secret … I will not keep it to myself.  Count me in!”    Alain Brunet, La Presse – Canada

For more, follow this link:  JAZZ FOR HUSBAND AND WIFE FOR THE BEST.  A husband and wife may share the stage. Sometimes for the worse: lather the weak part of the couple on an artistic level.  Sometimes for the better: two beings of equal value to extend their marital bond. For Bill Charlap and Renee Rosnes, Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier unquestionably fall into the second category.

TILLERY’s Martin, Parlato and Stevens Announce Songwriting Workshop at NYC’s The Jazz Gallery in May 2012.

Photo Credit: John Rogers

TILLERY that features a collaboration between Rebecca Martin, Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens has organized an entire weekend of Songwriting Workshops in New York City at The Jazz Gallery on Saturday, May 25th and Sunday, May 26th 2012 from 10:00am – 4:00pm on both days.  With only 30 available slots, participants are encouraged to enroll early.

30 participants will have a chance to discuss different songwriting approaches, share songs and stories in an intimate setting with the three renowned and accomplished musicians.

After a successful week at the Stanford Jazz Workshop in California in 2011 (which was led by Martin, with support from Parlato and Stevens) Tillery was inspired to teach. “The three of us all share the same desire to connect with musicians in this intimate setting – with students who are dedicated to their craft,” says Rebecca Martin. “Sharing ourselves in this manner is a very natural part of what we all do.”

Becca Stevens agrees. “Writing, learning, and composing is only half of the joy of music for me. Sharing these gifts makes up the other half. I consider teaching to be the most direct and meaningful way that I can share music. Performing is blissful, but the impression that can be made though teaching, both for the teacher and the student, has the potential to be far deeper.”

“Songwriting is a gift,” says Gretchen Parlato. “It’s a gift to ourselves and to those who listen. In our workshop, we want to open up, explore and share the process with other songwriters in our workshop, connecting and learning from each other on all levels technical, spiritual, and emotional.”

The cost for the weekend is $425.00 for early enrollment (to March 31st) and $500.00 after April 1st. The Songwriting Workshop with TILLERY will include a comprehensive itinerary from 10:00am – 4:00pm on both Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, 2012. A catered lunch is included. Students will enjoy a group setting with one on one attention and interaction with the instructors. A special room rate at a local hotel is available to students needing accommodations. At The Jazz Gallery, 290 Hudson Street in New York City. To enroll, visit: THE JAZZ GALLERY.

What
The Jazz Gallery presents TILLERY – A Songwriting Workshop

Where
The Jazz Gallery 290 Hudson Street, New York City 10013

When
Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th, 2012
From 10:00am – 4:00pm each day. Lunch provided.

Costs
Enroll early! Participants have until March 31st for $425.00 (+ handling fee of $17.60). After April 1st, the cost is $500.00 (+ handling fee of $20.00).   If you wish to send in a check to waive the fee, contact tillerymusic1@gmail.com for more information.

How
Follow this link to sign up and to make a secure transaction
TILLERY SONGWRITING WORKSHOP

For more information
visit www.tillerygals.com

Media Contact
Regina Joskow at the Missing Piece Group
regina@missingpiecegroup.com
862-234-0801