Ripley Grier Studios is the largest rehearsal studio in the WORLD! I will be performing with my band, Jon Delfin on keys and Leon Lee Dorsey on upright bass in their studio 10D, a loft style performance space. Suggested donation 8.88-18.88. Blossom Bellini's, sparkling water, and snacks will be served. RG employees free! Just make a reservation with me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Doors open at 8pm and show starts at 8:30. Running time 68 minutes.
520 Eighth Avenue between 36th and 37th 10th Floor.
Singer Jaye Maynard pays homage to (but doesn't try to imitate) the wised-up jazz-babydoll stylings of the late Blossom Dearie, with Jon Delfin accompanying her on Dearie's own piano.
Leon Lee Dorsey plays bass as Maynard interprets “Blossom Dearie’s First Songbook” containing songs written exclusively for or by Dearie including; Bob Dorough, Johnny Mercer, and Dave Frishberg.
Dearie was a unique and inimitable singer whose legacy of material is fresh, hip, smart, and sassy. Maynard styles her show in a mid-Century modern cabaret to inform and entertain.
You will be greeted at the door by my gal pal Dorian DeMichele who is serving as my Co-Producer and General Manager.