Maggie Rose to Play Metropolitan Room, 8/31

Poughkeepsie native Maggie Rose will be returning to her first love, American Songbook at the Metropolitan Room on 31 August at 4pm. Rose has been a popular jazz singer around Boston but is now about to take NYC by storm.

Influenced by Billie Holiday, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald, and the young Doris Day, Maggie Rose with be joined by Marta Sanchez on the Piano, Diego Porchile on the Guitar, RIchard Benetar on the Clarinet, Sam Weber on bass and George Mel on Drums.

In recent years Maggie has returned to her first love, the American songbook. A native of Poughkeepsie, NY, as a child she sang standards while walking to kindergarten and in a "classy" restaurant, Nick Beni's. "I was probably the only eight year-old torch singer in Poughkeepsie." Maggie's musical influences include Billie Holiday, June Christy, Ella Fitzgerald, and the young Doris Day.

"When I sing, and it's going right, I feel like I'm inside the song, the music. And because it's jazz, I'm listening to see what happens next, often surprised by what I do in response to the music." Says Rose.

Maggie has performed as a jazz singer since 2002, but she is new to NYC. In Boston, Maggie sang at numerous venues, including a seven-month engagement at the Encore Lounge, The Hyatt Regency-Boston, the Boston Center for the Arts, The Fireplace, the Artists-at-Large Gallery, C. R. Sparks, Raffael's, Bob the Chef's, Kennedy's Midtown, The Hartwell House, The Barking Crab, and the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Maggie also performed live on WGBH's "Jazz Songbook."

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