Linda Kosut to Bring 'EASY COME, EASY GO' to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/15
Award winning jazz and cabaret performer Linda Kosut brings "Easy Come, Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green," a joyous tribute to the great composer and music director, to Feinstein's for a CD release party and performance, Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM. Feinstein's is located at the Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason St, San Francisco. Linda will be backed by Mike Greensill and his trio. Reservations (866-663-1063) or www.ticketweb.com.
Kosut's appearance coincides with the release of her third CD, "Easy Come, Easy Go: The Music of Johnny Green," on the LML Music Label. Produced and arranged by Mike Greensill, the CD represents a 3 year research project into the life and music of John W. Green, composer of the number one song on the Jazz Standards charts, "Body and Soul." Performed by singers from Gertrude Lawrence to Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse, "Body and Soul" has remained as the most recorded jazz song for over 50 years. Linda will be accompanied by Greensill on piano, Tom Shader on bass, Alan Hall on drums, and Jeremy Cohen on violin.
Linda Kosut, Backstage Magazine's Bistro/BMI award winner, has been performing to steady acclaim on the cabaret and jazz scenes of New York and the San Francisco Bay Area for several years. The Los Angeles Times wrote of her Oscar Brown tribute: "She deserved a far longer run....there was versatility in her interpretations ... her warm, dark sound and articulate theatrically trained phrasing...an illuminating view into the complex byways of Brown's imagination."
A native New Yorker, Kosut has been living in San Francisco for more than twenty years. She is a graduate of CCNY and studied musical theater and cabaret. She has appeared in clubs in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago; and in San Francisco Bay Area jazz & cabaret venues. She has played at the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles, Davenport's in Chicago, in San Francisco at the Empire Plush Room, The Purple Onion, the Octavia Lounge, Anna's Jazz Island, and the Rrazz Room, as well as The Metropolitan Room, The Triad and Don't Tell Mama in New York.
Now Kosut brings "Easy Come, Easy Go," her tribute to the great composer Johnny Green, to Feinstein's. Green was an inspirational and influential composer, Hollywood musical arranger and conductor who died in 1989. He won five Oscars for his soundtracks for movies. "I was so happy to discover Johnny's music," says Kosut. "My intention is to bring more attention to his larger body of work. His ballads, and jazz standards like "I Cover the Waterfront" are still sung today and I wanted to introduce his other great songs to new audiences."
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7:00 PM
Feinstein's At The Nikko, 222 Mason St., San Francisco
Tickets: $15 plus $15 food/drink minimum
Phone: 866 663 1063