Historic New York City Jazz Club Birdland
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Local jazz vocalist Monica Ramey and legendary pianist Beegie Adair will perform at Birdland jazz club on Thursday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.
We are both so honored to have the opportunity to play at Birdland. It is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to perform at one of the most historically famous jazz clubs in America, said Ramey.
Ramey, of Nashville, Tenn., has received worldwide airplay on jazz radio and praise in the jazz community for her debut album, Make Someone Happy. Adair, a top-selling jazz pianist, who has received praise from The Los Angeles Times and Entertainment News, will share the stage with Ramey on piano.
Jazz great Helen Merrill salutes Beegie Adair her inventive jazz sense, her wonderful sense of time and improvised melody.
Christopher Louden of Jazz Times magazine says Adair is an accomplished artist with a delicate touch.
The Los Angeles Times calls her music Elegant.
Entertainment News writes, Beegie Adair is one of the finest piano players in the world.
So are thousands of jazz fans, who agree with critics about Adairs sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and who have made her recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world.
Citing George Shearing, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson and Erroll Garner among her influences, Adair has recorded 24 CDs, ranging from Cole Porter standards to Frank Sinatra classics to romantic World War II ballads. Her 6-CD Centennial Composers Collection of tunes by Rodgers, Gershwin, Kern, Ellington, Carmichael and Berlin became an instant collectible classic when it was released in 2002.
Kentucky born and raised, Adair lives and records in Nashville something of a surprise to people who associate the city solely with country music. In fact Nashville lives up to its Music City nickname by hosting a vibrant jazz scene, in which she has been a leading light for decades. A sought-after studio musician in her early days there, Adair accompanied such legendary performers as Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash and also worked with Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore, Mama Cass Elliott and Peggy Lee.
For more information about Monica Ramey, and to listen to songs from her album, visit http://www.monicaramey.com
For more information on Beegie Adair, visit http://www.beegieadair.com
For more information on Birdland jazz club, visit http://www.birdlandjazz.com