Jazz/Brazilian Vocalist Emy Tseng to Perform at the Metropolitan Room, 5/3
Emy Tseng - vocals
Q Morrow - guitar
David Jernigan - bass
Vanderlei Pereira - drums
Lyle Link - alto sax and flute
With the critically acclaimed release of her debut recording Sonho (meaning "dream" in Portuguese), DC-based singer Emy Tseng establishes herself as a foremost interpreter of Brazilian bossa nova and jazz.
Drawing upon her diverse musical background in early music, classical art songs, folk pop, Brazilian bossa nova and jazz, Emy has forged a unique sound with her ?remarkably clear voice? and ?stellar musicianship?. Emy sings in both Portuguese and English and is noted for "an old school authenticity" that "marks her as one to watch in the Brazilian jazz category", while transforming American classics such as "California Dreamin'" with her subtle approach.
Emy began classical piano at age four and started singing in high school. She studied classical voice at the Longy School of Music and sang in early music ensembles in Boston and New York. In New York, she started her jazz studies with the esteemed jazz singer Jay Clayton. Her subsequent teachers include world-renowned Brazilian musicians: bassist Nilson Matta (Trio da Paz, Joe Henderson) in New York and pianist Marcos Silva (Flora Purim & Airto) in Berkeley, CA. Upon moving to DC four years ago, she quickly became part of the DC jazz scene and credits local musicians such as Matvei Sigalov, WayneWilentz, David Jernigan and Leonardo Lucini for mentoring her and helping her develop her musical voice. www.emytseng.com