The Green Room 42 Welcomes Alyson Cambridge
THE GREEN ROOM 42 Broadway's newest intimate concert venue will present Alyson Cambridge, featuring the Alex Minasian Trio, on Friday, March 29 at 9:30 PM. A star from the world's greatest opera and concert stages, in addition to her recent Broadway appearance in Rocktopia, Cambridge brings a refreshingly sultry, sassy and sophisticated presence to the jazz and cabaret scene with Until Now, her album and concert. Until Now, available from the Naxos imprint Suite 28 Records, mixes of jazz, pop, and musical theater standards. Highlights include Fever, Too Darn Hot, It Ain't Necessarily So, Save the Best for Last, and Every Breath You Take. Pianist Alex Minasian is joined by Brandi Disterheft on bass, and Dwayne Broadnax on drums.
Alyson Cambridge is an American soprano hailed as radiant, vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative (Washington Post), noted for her powerful, clear voice (New York Times) and revelatory, sensual, smoky readings (Opera News), is one of the most diverse and compelling vocal artists on the scene today. Her rich, warm soprano, combined with her strikingly beautiful stage presence and affecting musical and dramatic interpretation, have brought her over a decade of successes on the world's leading opera and concert stages, including The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna Konzerthaus, among others, as well as recent debuts in Paris, Warsaw, Beijing, and other musical capitals throughout Europe and Asia. She has found success with forays into the crossover, Broadway and jazz repertoire, most notably with award-winning and critically-acclaimed performances of Julie in Show Boat and Vi in Gershwin's rarely performed jazz-opera Blue Monday. Alyson's debut album, From the Diary of Sally Hemings, a song cycle by acclaimed American composer William Bolcom, premiered at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall to rave reviews. alysoncambridge.com
Alex Minasian has established himself as a versatile pianist, educator, and impresario in many different musical genres. As a pianist, Alex studied with some of the greatest pianists in jazz history, including Hank Jones, Don Friedman, Jean-Michel Pilc, and James Williams, and has performed in most of the country's most famous jazz rooms, such as Birdland, the Blue Note, Cafe Carlyle, Yoshi's, Iridium, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, the Village Vanguard, and the Apollo Theater. He has shared the stage with such legends as James Ingram, Arturo Sandoval, Questlove, Sam Moore, Marylin McCoo, Curtis Fuller, Hank Jones, and Clark Terry, and with such jazz greats as Brian Lynch, Billy Pierce, Sheila Jordan, Gary Bartz and Hugh Masekela. Alex was the last pianist for the late iconic singer and NEA Jazz Master Little Jimmy Scott, and was the pianist and musical director for the renowned jazz singer Mark Murphy. In 2013, Minasian co-founded the Hanky Panky Trio to honor Hank Jones. The Hanky Panky trio is featured in Season 2 of the hit Netflix show Orange Is The New Black. They have performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival with Sheila Jordan, and as a trio at the Istanbul, and Toronto Jazz Festivals. Alex currently plays keyboards and tours with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Little Anthony and The Imperials.
Alyson Cambridge will perform at The Green Room 42 (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, on the 4th Floor of Yotel) on Friday, March 29 at 9:30 PM. The cover charge is $20-$50. There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com.
THE GREEN ROOM 42 just celebrated its two year anniversary as the theater district's premiere destination for live music and events. The space lets audiences experience shows up close and personal. During the shows, guests can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes alongside signature cocktails, craft beer and wine with no food/drink minimum. Tickets can be purchased at www.TheGreenRoom42.com. The Green Room 42 is located at 570 Tenth Avenue in New York City; @TheGreenRoom42.