Come join Karen Oberlin as she welcomes the onset of the new season with songs that celebrate all things spring. With selections by masters ranging from Strayhorn to Sondheim, Oberlin will explore the beauty and intrigue of this season of new life and love and all it’s complexities, with two varying sets and the sensational musical skills of Weber, Smith and Meissner.
“Warm intimacy, pitch perfect, funny, poignant, mellow, sexy and spirited (with) a sophisticated sense of phrasing… Her voice soared, rangy and velvety… At the Iridium, Karen Oberlin (performed) with mature, ebullient, confident Oberlin jazz savvy.” — Elizabeth Ahlfors, Cabaret Scenes Magazine
(Oberlin has) impeccable style and musical intelligence with beautifully shaped, delicately voluptuous phrasing.” — Stephen Holden, The New York Times
“Ms. Oberlin reaches into the minds and muses of our golden repertoire to teach us, dazzle us, and send us to a Tin Pan Alley nirvana, as deep as the ocean and high as the sky. She is truly a marvel.” — David Yaffe, jazz critic for The Nation