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Vocalists Headline August Renaissance Harlem Jazz Brunch Lineup
Lainie Cooke, Whitney Marchelle, Nat Adderley Jr. + Motown Revue, and Dennis Jeter
The Renaissance Jazz Brunch, a weekly happening that has a reputation as the best brunch deal in Harlem for fantastic food and top flight music, features a month of singers.
On Aug. 24th, the brunch features the Nat Adderley trio, followed by a special Motown Revue.
"....her unique brand of steel-lined warm-and enticing style ... suggests the musical astuteness of Sheila Jordan blended with the salty panache of Anita O'Day..."
Lainie’s unique style and voice contains no hype or attitude. She continues to thrill audiences old and new with the pure emoting and gravitas only true life experience can endow in an artist.
Lainie Cooke, vocals
Peter Zak, piano
Myron Walden, sax
Whitney has recorded or performed with Clark Terry, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Steve Turre, Wayne Newton, Wycliffe Gordon, Patience Higgins, Bill Saxton, Frank Lacy, Freda Payne and Jeremy Pelt to name a few. She has also opened for David "Fathead" Newman, KISS, and Bill Withers, among others.
Whitney has performed locally at the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, Minton’s Play House, the Cotton Club, and internationally at Dusit Dubai Hotel, Berklee Kobe Conservatory in Japan, Bill Bouquet in Paris and Harry's Bar in Singapore. Her festival performances include Atlanta Jazz Festival, Art Deco Festival with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Black Arts Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, and many more.
Whitney Marchelle, vocals
Theo Hill, piano
Noah Jackson, bass
Joseph Palmer, drums
NAT ADDERLEY JR. TRIO
Grammy nominated arranger and pianist Nat Adderley Jr, former Musical Director for Luther Vandross, comes from a famous jazz family (father Nat was trumpeter in a group led by his uncle Cannonball Adderley), so he’s returned to his jazz roots. His jazz renditions of standards and R&B classics are instant crowd-pleasers!
Nat Adderley Jr., piano
Celebrating the music of The Four Tops, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips and more… Join us as we celebrate the Music of Motown. You’ll dance and sing along for the entire show as we salute these iconic artists. The Revue takes place in California at the Hollywood Palladium where various Motown Stars are taping a television special, as the evening swings along musically the show’s hosts sojourn through each of the artist’s stellar careers.
This 75 minute spectacular features powerful voices that will set the theater on fire. Experience soulful, gifted singers such as Martinez Little, former lead singer of the legendary R&B group Blue Magic; Troy Murray, lead singer of The New Friendly Six Gospel group, and Priceless, just to name a few.
***To Reserve the Special Brunch Package ($49) call 866.317.1152
DENNIS JETER TRIO
Dennis Jeter began playing the trumpet at the age of 16 after attending a Wynton Marsalis concert in Washington, DC. Mr. Jeter went on to be the recipient of the first Wynton Marsalis scholarship to study music at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina and a Yamaha Young Performing Artist. He has been presented at major jazz venues in the New York area including the Miles Davis Tribute in 1992 at St. John the Divine in which Mr. Jeter was a featured performer with the Max Roach Brass Quintet. As well as performing with his own Quintet, Dennis has performed with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra both as a vocalist as well as on the trumpet.
Chef Kenneth Collins (formerly of Ida Mae’s and Gospel Uptown in Harlem) prepares an all-you-can-
Seating at 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Music sets at 12 pm & 2 pm
46 West 116th St. (Lenox & Fifth)
Brunch Price: $29.99 (includes All-You-Can –Eat Buffet, Jazz Performance & Beverage)