The Metropolitan Room Hosts Anastasia Barzee's CD Release Concert, 10/16
On her sophisticated, sweeping debut CD, ‘The Dimming of the Day,' acclaimed singer/actress Anastasia Barzee reimagines an eclectic range of Broadway, pop and jazz-infused songs, and showcases a diverse array of her favorite contemporary artists including Paul Simon, Rufus Wainwright, Randy Newman, Kate Bush, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many more.
A CD release concert is set for October 16th at the Metropolitan Room. Tickets are $25.00 with a 2 drink minimum. Tickets are available here.
‘The Dimming of the Day', slated for September 27th release on Ghostlight Records, was produced by Matt Pierson and Arranged by Gil Goldstein, and the pedigree is evident throughout the album, which also showcases such fine artists as StEve Wilson on saxophone, Larry Campbell on guitar and more.
Album highlights include the Richard Johnson title track, reinterpreted as a duet with Barzee's ‘White Christmas' co-star Brian d'Arcy James, and, on ‘Nothing Like You've Ever Known' (music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black,) listeners are treated to accordion accompaniment by none other than Gil Goldstein! ‘All I Know' by Jimmy Webb is given a soaring ‘Country' treatment, and multiple tracks take on a jazz vibe thanks to StEve Wilson's soulful saxophone contributions.
Barzee previously said of the album, "I wanted to sing songs I have a real connection to. Songs that have moved me - made me think about loss, regret, abandonment, and ultimately finding joy. Essentially, tell the story of what love really is - with all its pain and promise. These are songs I could not have truly understood in my twenties. I also wanted my album to be musically interesting. I didn't want ordinary arrangements of songs we've all heard a million times. I wanted to look at the music fresh."
In television, Ms. Barzee has guest starred on numerous shows including: Law & Order:SVU, White Collar, Law & Order, Murder She Wrote with Angela Lansbury, Get a Life (as Chris Elliot's girlfriend), Herman's Head (as Herman's girlfriend) and more. She appeared in the 2010 Doug Liman feature Fair Game opposite Sean Penn. She can be heard on original cast recordings of WHITE CHRISTMAS, NAPOLEON, and SUNSET BOULEVARD.