Equal Parts Dry Wit and Dry Martini
Cabaret Style Seating
Small tables around the room
Refreshments by Embassy Suites
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--- water, soda, snacks --
Serving starts at 7 PM
13 September 2014
Walker Theater - The Clay Center
tickets at the door
Tickets will be sold at the door at the concert
Walker Thater box office opens 7 PM
hosted by Embassy Suites
Starting at 7 PM
Five of the Washington area’s top jazz musicians playing sparkling arrangements of standards and original tunes and featuring the soft, luminous vocals of Marilyn Older. Her voice is truly an American Original. An evening spent with her is an evening spent in the warm, inviting glow of one of the most wonderful voices singing in America right now.
As a songwriter, Marilyn Older, has contributed songs to Chaise Lounge's first CD, The Early Years and to a number of independent feature films and has performed with a variety of bands. She was nominated for the 2009 Wammies as one of Washington DC's best jazz vocalists. Along with Charlie Barnett, accompanying Marilyn Order will be Tommy Barrick, Gary Gregg, Joe Jackson and Pete Ostle, some of the best musicians - jazz or otherwise - in the business.
"Still working to make retro modern, this east coast band scores again. Outstanding musicians. Smart lyrics. A vocalist who knows how to both sing and play with the lyrics." Doug Boynton, Girl Singers
"Not only does this crew just keep getting cooler each time out, the retro times have caught up to them, as this is so in the ‘Mad Men’ pocket that it’s impossible to figure out which end of the retro-neuvo spectrum is which. A throwback to groovy jazz firing up the suburbs, everyone here is so on the money that it’s mind blowing. Charlie Barnett writes great stuff. Marilyn Older has a total knack for these vocals. The rest of the crew that first turned up for a one-off lark is right in step with the whole thing. Jaded tastes that just need to come flying out of the box with some fun will really appreciate this set, the group’s sixth outing that really moves them into the gold circle. Offbeat, sly and solidly performed, this set will reside on any hip adult’s hit parade for quite some time. Hot stuff throughout." Chris Spector, Midwest Record
This concert series is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.