"This is it. Marianne Solivan's Prisoner of Love (2012) is probably the best vocal jazz record of the year. The exquisiteness, expression, and sentiment of her singing are supreme and matched only by her skill in enunciation."
Marianne Solivan, voice
Ron Afif, guitar
David Wong, bass
Jerome Jennings, drums
Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed-about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan claims, "I don't recall having a big moment that made me like jazz. I just dug it." It is that same simplicity of statement that characterizes Solivan's style. The infallible swing of Ella, the daring of Betty Carter, the matter-of factness of Carmen McCrae – they can all be found in the voice of Marianne Solivan, whom trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has called "the modern-day paradigm to which all singers should aspire."
Armed with degrees from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, Solivan is as likely to pop up at Smalls Jazz Club with a full band as she is an intimate restaurant with only a piano or guitar for accompaniment. This afternoon, she pops up at the Blue Note. Don't miss Solivan as she breathes new life into standards with a voice that's both tender and passionate.
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