Terese Genecco Continues Shows At The Iridium 2/21
Terese Genecco and her eight-piece "Little Big Band" continue their unbroken run of monthly shows at The Iridium, 1650 Broadway, on Tuesday February 21 (shows at 8pm & 10pm, special guest vocalist Paul Safy, Jr.). Then on Tuesday March 20, the award-winning singer and bandleader releases a new CD, "Live From Iridium!" as she and her sidemen celebrate three years and counting in another two-show musical detonation (8pm & 10pm). The monthly fireworks displays, that give the LED-soaked Times Square a cocktail incandescence, will continue through the end of the year.
About the performance: "Filled with some of the city's most respected jazz and Broadway players, Genecco's high octane octet makes a b-line from the swing era to the rat-packing 60's. As Genecco likes to quip about her hard-driving, up-tempo shows, "there's a two-drink minimum and a two-ballad maximum." Among Genecco's high-flying wingmen are Barry Levitt on piano, Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Ray Marchica on drums. The Wall Street Journal's Will Friedwald has said that Genecco "and her three horns and five rhythm put on an unstoppable juggernaut of a set.""
A two-time MAC Award winner (for Best Recording in 2008, and Best Female Vocalist in 2009) Genecco also was a 2010 MAC Award nominee in the Major Artist category. Her acclaimed tribute to nightclub entertainer Frances Faye, "Drunk With Love" caused her to defect from San Francisco to New York. Her "Drunk with Love: The Sequel" played at The Metropolitan Room.