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Kathryn Allyn Jazz

Allyn Maceachen Nov 11 2018

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Kathryn Allyn has been called "a vocally lustrous earful” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, "elaborately ornamental" and "a martini dry wit" by CafeteriaRusticana.com, "note perfect" and "a charismatic presence" by the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, "a mezzo that dazzled the ears" by the Syracuse Post-Standard, "musically superb" by BistroAwards.com and, in a personal favorite, "grandly libidinous" by Opera News; as a jazz singer, she has appeared at NYC's The Cutting Room, The Underground, The West End Lounge, TomiJazz, Somethin' Jazz and Stage72. In her former life as a classical singer, Kaye appeared in leading roles or as a soloist at New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall, Weill Hall, and Opera Orchestra New York; appearances outside the city included The Tokyo Symphony, Florida Grand Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Anchorage Opera, among others. Kaye's roles ran the gamut from Carmen (Carmen), Madama Butterfly (Suzuki), and Mahler’s Symphony Nr. 2 (Alto Soloist), all the way to Oklahoma! (Ado Annie) and Noel Coward's Bitter Sweet (Manon). Guitarist Ed MacEachen is a jazz guitarist who got his professional start in 1977 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio where he studied with Bill D'Arrango (sideman with Ben Webster and Dizzy Gillespie). Ed moved to New York in 1984 where he has worked in the bands of Jack McDuff, Chico Hamilton, and Erestine Anderson among many others. He currently lives and performs in the New York City area and can be heard on Eliot Zigmund's Starlight on Jazz Today Records and Bill Mobley's Singularity on Space Time Records, and Liz Childs’ Take Flight. Ed is a faculty member of 92nd Street Y and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program.

"a vocally lustrous earful"- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"elaborately ornamental, with a martini-dry wit"- CafeteriaRusticana.com

“a rich mezzo that dazzled the ears”- The Syracuse Post-Standard

"musically superb"- BistroAwards.com

"grandly libidinous... luxurious vocalism, good looks and theatrical poise"- Opera News

“note-perfect... a charismatic presence” - The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

"enormous fun... sparkling arrangements" - American Popular Song Society

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Expected Run Time is 120 minutes

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