Molly Ryan Comes to the Iridium, 7/29
ScoBar Entertainment will present "Boardwalk Empire's" MOLLY RYAN for two shows on Tuesday, July 29th at 8 & 10pm at the Iridium. Called "A critic's favorite," by the Wall Street Journal's Will Friedwald, Molly's silvery voice & lush, elegant vocal style evoke the big band singers of the 1930's & breathe new life into familiar standards.
Since moving to New York in 2003, Molly has become one of the most sought-after vocalists on the city's jazz scene. She has performed with prominent jazz artists, such as Randy Reinhart, Jon-Erik Kellso, Bria Skonberg, Dan Barrett, Mark Shane & Rosanno Sportiello, as well as with the preeminent 1920's style orchestra, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks. She is a member of Gordon Au's Grand Street Stompers & has appeared throughout the country at jazz festivals, including the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee & the Sweet & Hot Music Festival in LA. Molly has performed at prestigious Manhattan venues such as The Café Carlyle, The Waldorf Astoria & Iridium & has led her own group at Birdland for the club's Sunday evening showcase, Jazz Party.
Molly has headlined in Paris at jazz clubs such as the famed Le Petit Journal & Autour de Midi & has been featured as a guest vocalist with Andrej Hermlin's Swing Dance Orchestra throughout Germany, in a monumental tribute to clarinet legend Benny Goodman. In 2004, Molly took part in a spectacular re-creation of Goodman's Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert, as well as at the JVC Jazz Festival's centennial tribute to Jimmy Dorsey at New York City's famed jazz club Birdland.
Molly's debut album, Dream a Little Dream, was released in 2002 & her second, Songbird in the Moonlight, in 2008. Her new album, Swing for Your Supper, features Bucky Pizzarelli, Randy Reinhart, Dan Levinson, Vince Giordano, Kevin Dorn, Dan Barrett & Mark Shane, as well as guest vocalists Banu Gibson & Maude Maggart. Molly can also be heard with Vince Giordano's Nighthawks on the Grammy Award-winning HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire" as it enters its new season.
ScoBar Entertainment salutes Trad Jazz with "Speakeasy Nite Out" Contest. Enter below to win two tickets to see Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, plus dinner for two at the Iguana, NYC. Costuming for two, compliments of Beyond Costumes, dance lesson (Charleston) for two, compliments of Nathan Bugh, two Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks CDs, two Molly Ryan CDs & a copy of Tuesday at Mona's CD. The winner will be announced the night of the show, Tuesday, July 29th during the live web cast of Molly Ryan's performance on Iridium Live. If the winner is present in the audience at the Iridium, they will receive a complementary bottle of champagne.
DATE: Tuesday, July 29th @ 8 & 10pm
PLACE: Iridium NYC ~ 1650 Broadway @ 51st St.
PRICE: $25 music charge/$15 food/drink minimum