Teresa Eggertsen Cooke to Return to the Met Room with DECADES OF SONG, 9/20
Back in April, 2014, April 23rd to be exact, Teresa Eggertsen Cooke made her New York City debut at the award winning Metropolitan Room. She sang a combination of tunes dating from Irving Berlin's 1924 classic "What'll I Do?" to Carol King's pensive "It's Too Late". Both are standards from distant eras, crossing decades.
When the venue asked Teresa back this coming fall, Teresa thought, "I'll do this again. These are the songs I love, the songs my audience loves. When I see how happy my music makes people and the emotion that ensues, I am so humbled."
And songs they are! "My Baby Just Cares for Me" penned in 1930 is one of the ditties Teresa will be singing. Another will be "Your Song" from Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The songs will cross eras, moods and genres. From the 1920s, 1930s, 1960s, 1970s; up-tempo tunes and soft rock ballads and how they translate into a jazz motif. Beautiful songs written in the earliest days of popular song that Teresa remembers her father singing to her are what taught her to appreciate singing and performing.
Possessing a versatile vocal range and solid piano skills, Teresa Eggertsen makes each and every song her own.
Although new to New York City, Teresa is not new to performing. She currently resides with her family in Park City, Utah. She has been performing in Park City and in the surrounding area for many years. In 2013 she performed at the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago and The Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. She began playing piano and singing at a very young age and continued for many years until she took a break to become an internationally ranked Mountain Bike racer. She then retired from racing in 2003 and came back to music. "It really is one of two of my FAVORITE things to do, the other is riding my mountain bike!"
And what about coming back to New York? Teresa says, "I can't wait to come back! The Metropolitan Room took a chance on someone from Utah whom they had never met or seen perform. It has given me a lot of confidence. They were wonderful!"
Taking influences from jazz standards, to rock ballads spanning many decades, Teresa has created her own interpretive style. You will think she is wonderful, too. She will be performing the Metropolitan Room on Saturday, September 20th at 7:00 PM, and joined by Ben Lepley on trombone and Lou Vito, guitar.