Debra Mann "Full Circle: The Music of Joni Mitchell" CD Release @ Chan's
By: Whaling City Sounds
Debra Mann (piano, vocals)
Dino Govoni (saxophone)
Jay Azzolina (guitar)
Dave Zinno (acoustic bass)
Marty Richards (drums)
Joni Mitchell's metamorphosis from acoustic chanteuse of folk music to sophisticated performer of jazz (accompanied by geniuses like Pastorius, Shorter, Metheny, and Brecker) made an indelible impression on Debra Mann. "Joni's lyrics, combined with her gorgeous melodies, carried on the wind of her unique voice, struck deep chords of feeling within me."
Mann was first introduced to the music of Joni Mitchell in a poetry appreciation class in junior high school. "We listened to songs by various artists and discussed the hidden meaning in the lyrics." She hadn't heard of Joni Mitchell until then, but once she had, her world would be forever changed, as she was awakened to her own emerging voice as a musician. "I was of the impressionable age of fifteen, when I had a great curiosity and openness to the world and was sorting out the landscape of life and love, with its hopes and promises, as well as its disappointments. Joni's music helped to frame and clarify that world through her honest self-reflection and keen insight."
267 Main Street
Tickets $15 advance, $20 door (http://www.chanseggrollsandjazz.com/