JOIN THE PROHIBITION MOB!
THURS, JAN 10 2019
ROBERTA DONNAY & the Prohibition Mob Band
Birdland Jazz Club 5:30-7pm
celebrating "My Heart Belongs To Satchmo"
Reserve your table now!
Birdland Jazz Club
315 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Veteran vocalist Roberta Donnay, whose new album "My Heart Belongs to Satchmo—a collection of tunes from the Louis Armstrong songbook of the 1920's-1930's—is drawing rave reviews.
A versatile performer with a wide range of platforms, Donnay has written, produced and performed songs that have appeared on television ("One Life to Live," "All My Children," "The Young & The Restless" and "Nash Bridges," among others), documentaries ("Pie Lady of Pie Town," and "Reservoirs of Strength"), and served as music supervisor ("Journey Of The Universe").
"My Heart Belongs to Satchmo" is Donnay's ninth CD (now signed to Blujazz), a tribute to Louis Armstrong with her group, the Prohibition Mob Band. Her interest in roots music was inspired from the radio, performing with Dick Oxtot's Golden Age Jazz Band, recording with legendary jazz producer Orrin Keepnews, researching lost and obscure material from the Jazz Age, and touring 10 ½ years as singer/percussionist with Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks.
As a songwriter and performer, Donnay has won awards including ASCAP Composer Awards, Top Solo Indie Artist in Performing Songwriter Magazine, one of the Best Albums in DownBeat Magazine, and an International Film Music Award.
As a singer and performer, Donnay has opened for, or performed with, Joey Alexander, George Benson, Bob Dorough, David Grisman, Bela Fleck, John Hammond, Dan Hicks, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Maria Muldaur, Lewis Nash, Joe Sample, David Sanborn, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Rickie Lee Jones, Lee Ritenour, Booker T. Jones, Tuck & Patti and many more.
"A modern take of the hot swingin' jazz and sultry blues of the 1920s and 30s that will make you want to dance all night!" – Verdi Club
"She is an endangered species." — Dr. Herb Wong, legendary jazz expert
"Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time, as she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America." — Motema Music
"Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn't covered with cobwebs or dated in any way." — All About Jazz
"With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay. — Jazz Times
"Donnay's voice could make any classic material sound wondrous and timeless, but the fact that she digs so deep into American musical history — makes "A Little Sugar" not only sweet, but a recording that will stand the test of time". – All Music Guide
for more info: www.robertadonnay.com