Leo Birthday Dance Party and Celebration: Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band – Harmonia Marin Presents
Date(s) - 08/11/2018 - 08/12/2018
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Join us for a Leo Birthday Dance Party and Celebration hosted by Harmonia Marin, formerly The Record Plant.
- 7:30PM Doors Open
- 8:30-9:30PM 1st Set
- 9:45-11PM 2nd Set
- 12AM/Midnight Bar Closes
The Prohibition Mob Band, led by Roberta Donnay, is a vintage jazz and swing band presenting 1920-1930s swing, blues, and roots music in the jazz tradition. The ensemble’s mission is to explore, celebrate, and promote America’s jazz roots by interpreting vintage material as well as contributing original works reminiscent of the Jazz Age. Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band have been touring the U.S. since 2012. The Prohibition Mob Band released its third CD, “My Heart Belongs To Satchmo” on Blujazz in March 2018. This new record is devoted to the early music of Louis Armstrong, continuing the band’s tradition of resurrecting both well-known and obscure vintage music. Previously, the group released “A Little Sugar” (2012) and “Bathtub Gin” (2015) on Motema. “A Little Sugar” spent 9 weeks on the Jazz radio charts, and “Bathtub Gin” was named one of the Best Albums of 2015 by DownBeat Magazine.
Award-winning singer and composer Roberta Donnay has been performing and recording for more than two decades. Prior to forming the Prohibition Mob Band, she recorded with legendary producer Orrin Keepnews and was a member of Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks. Donnay’s music spans multiple genres, including writing for film and TV.
With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay.
– Jazz Times
Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn’t covered with cobwebs or dated in any way.
– All About Jazz
Donnay takes old school jazz, makes it new cool and most of all makes it fun. It swings and it swings hard.
– Critical Jazz
“She is an endangered species.”
– Dr. Herb Wong