Laura Ainsworth Brings 'New Vintage' Style to Metropolitan Room
Laura Ainsworth grew up watching her dad, renowned big band musician Billy Ainsworth, back such idols as Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torme. Today, she keeps the family tradition alive in a style critics have dubbed "new vintage." She freely mixes classic lounge jazz with modern touches to create her own unique twist on standards and lost gems of the Great American Songbook, as well as new songs in that elegant style. Her albums "Keep It To Yourself" and "Necessary Evil" have earned critical raves and worldwide airplay. She has sung from Las Vegas to India, and her sultry, satiny, three-octave voice has been compared to such mid-century chanteuses as Dinah Shore, Julie London and Jo Stafford.
The Metropolitan Room, New York's premier cabaret/jazz showroom, is proud to present the New York solo debut of this elegant Texas songbird, in celebration of the August release of her highly-anticipated third CD, "New Vintage"; a "best of" audiophile vinyl LP titled "Top Shelf"; and her appearance on "This Is Vintage Now, Vol. 2," the latest in the popular CD compilation series.
Accompanying her will be her producer/jazz pianist extraordinaire and Sammons Center for the Arts "Dallas Jazz Musician of the Year" Brian Piper of the 'Nawlins Gumbo Kings and Jerry Jeff Walker's Gonzo Compadres Band.
Showtime is 7 pm, August 24 at the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd St., New York City. For more information, visit www.lauraainsworth.com or the Metropolitan Room ticket reservation site at http://metropolitanroom.com/event.cfm?id=257403