The American Songbook standards with Janelle Allbritton on vocals & Marc Daine on guitar. This dynamic duo has been working together for over a year in New York City. They bring a cool jazz ambiance to “Paris around the corner” on 3rd Avenue between 80 & 81 Streets on the Upper East Side. Mother's Day they will delight jazz brunch fans from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.
For Janelle Allbritton, singing jazz is her most recent musical evolution. With 8 trips to Asia since 1992, in addition to a strong performance & conducting background in classical, Baroque, operatic & sacred works by the masters for orchestra (violin & viola), symphonic band (percussion with a specialty in snare drum) & chorale (soprano), she finds jazz to be the most challenging and rewarding undertaking, musical or otherwise, so far. She's studied & worked with many notables abroad & local. To name a few: the late Derwin Landis (a student of Jascha Heifetz), William Chunestudy (renowned tenor), Henry Franklin (world-renowned composer & bassist), Jerry L. Byrd (guitarist for Freddy Cole), Melba Joyce (singer with the Count Basie Band), Bernard Purdie (most recorded drummer worldwide), Warren Chiasson (vibraphonist with George Shearing), Iris Ornig (bass player, bandleader & composer here in NYC) & Johnny Dentato (composer, publisher & tenor sax player). She describes herself as “a musician FIRST, a singer SECOND.”
“Nowadays I think jazz, which continues to blossom and thrive from its blues roots, conveys a wonderful range of emotions: self-aware sensuality, the delight of a stolen kiss; desire, jaded fatigue, joy of love requited, grief of love lost; longing, despair, gratitude, hope, innocence, and (of course!) a very naughty streak," she smiles with a gleam in her eye.
Marc Daine got his BA in Music at Queens College NYC after establishing himself as a highly talented guitarist in his teens. Since then, he’s recorded with RCA & played with such bands & productions as the Steel Angel Band, the Broadway musical Big River (national tour), “This Is Acid Jazz” (as a featured soloist). He has composed & performed music on TV shows such as "Cathouse" on HBO, "Royal Pains" on USA Network and "Grimm" on NBC. He’s also done commercial work for Dodge Trucks and Vans, Countrytime Lemonade, Post Cereals & too many studio sessions to count. His credits include work with artists such as Shawn Colvin, Cindy Lauper, Joan Osborne, Curtis Steigers, Allen Tousant, Suzanne Sommers, & Eddie Fisher. As the bandleader of Gypsy Jazz Caravan, he is happy to announce the upcoming release of their third of three CDs which feature Daine’s original compositions.
Bring Mom, Grandma, Aunties & anyone you want to pamper after all the care they’ve given you. Offer a toast with a grown-up drink -- enjoy fabulous food created just for today.
1422 3rd Ave
Between 80 & 81 Streets