Date(s) - 01/10/2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Birdland Jazz Club NYC
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Veteran vocalist Roberta Donnay, whose new album “My Heart Belongs to Satchmo—a collection of tunes from the Louis Armstrong songbook of the 1920’s-1930’s—is drawing rave reviews.
Donnay, who has appeared at the Montreaux and Monterey jazz festivals and sung with such luminaries as Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride and Joey Alexander…
A versatile performer with a wide range of platforms, Donnay has written, produced and sang songs that have appeared on television (“One Life to Live,” “All My Children,” “The Young & The Restless” and “Nash Bridges,” among others) and motion pictures or documentaries (“Pie Lady of Pie Town,” “Last of the Great Record Stores,” “Journey of the Universe,” and “Reservoirs of Strength”).
“My Heart Belongs to Satchmo” is Donnay’s ninth CD (now signed to Blujazz), a tribute to Louis Armstrong with her group, the Prohibition Mob. Her interest in roots music was inspired from the radio, performing with Dick Oxtot’s Golden Age Jazz Band, recording with legendary jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, researching lost and obscure material from the Jazz Age, and touring 10 ½ years as singer/percussionist with Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks.
As a songwriter and performer, Donnay has won awards including ASCAP Composer Awards, Top Solo Indie Artist in Performing Songwriter Magazine, one of the Best Albums in DownBeat Magazine, and International Film Music Award.
As a singer and performer, Donnay has opened for, or performed with, George Benson, Bob Dorough, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, John Hammond, Dan Hicks, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Maria Muldaur, Lewis Nash, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Lee Ritenour, Booker T. Jones, Tuck & Patti and many more.