The Empress Theatre Presents Maye Cavallaro Today, Today
Exceptionally sophisticated and emotional vocalist, Maye Cavallaro has been singing classic songs since she discovered her Mother's "Sing Along with Mitch" records at age 6. By the age of nine she began borrowing from her brother's collection of vintage blues, at 10 she began studying piano, and by 12 was a huge fan of Carmen McRae, Billie Holiday, Esther Phillips and Miriam Makeba. Her eclectic and wide ranging musical tastes have continued to encompass jazz, modern pop and rock as well as classical and world music.
Maye's first CD on Redhead Records, In the Middle of a Kiss, was chosen by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the top ten jazz records of 1995. A warm, charismatic stage performer and accomplished musician, Maye has traveled extensively in Japan and the U.S., both performing and teaching. She has appeared in the San Francisco Bay Area extensively at clubs such as Yoshi's, The Great American Music Hall, The Plush Room, Sweetwater and Kimball's, among others. For 5 years Maye performed weekly at the Compass Rose in the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco with her trio. She's appeared in New York City at Eighty-Eights and in the Cabaret Convention at Town Hall. Maye is on the faculty of the innovative Jazzschool in Berkeley, CA., teaching stagecraft and jazz singing and on the faculty for Jazz studies at University of California, Berkeley.
Public Information: Ticket prices are $20 general admission, $10 Vallejo Jazz Society Members. Up to two students free with adult ticket purchase. Visit www.empresstheatre.org or call 707-552-2400.
The Empress Theatre is operated and maintained by the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, Inc, a non-profit public benefit corporation. Built in 1911, the Empress Theatre is a historical landmark located in the heart of downtown Vallejo, California.