Marianne Matheny-Katz & Her Band
Somewhere in Paradise Release Concert
One of the most creative contributors to Baltimore’s cultural scene, Marianne Matheny-Katz is a respected presenter and champion of jazz as well as an accomplished jazz vocalist. Her new CD Somewhere in Paradise has received significant nationwide airplay and critics are singing her praises. The two-time Billie Holiday competition award winner is well known to jazz lovers in the Mid-Atlantic Atlantic region, where she has performed for over a decade. The new disc serves up superb standards wrapped in new and noteworthy arrangements by Todd Marcus and Warren Wolf, and includes favorites such as “All Blues,” “Fair Weather,” “You Taught My Heart to Sing,” and “The Way You Look Tonight.”
Matheny-Katz leads an all-star line-up at The Patterson: Vince Evans, Eric Wheeler, Eric Kennedy, Craig Alston, Tim Green, Alex Norris, and Todd Marcus. Radio personality John Tegler, who hosts the WEAA (88.9) program “Jazz Straight Ahead”, will act as emcee.
Matheny-Katz is the co-founder and host of Jazzway 6004 named by DownBeat magazine as one of the finest house concert venues in the country. She is also co-producer of “Tell Me More and Then Some,” a documentary about Baltimore jazz. 8pm. $22, $18 mbrs.
“A captivating singer” who “possesses a quintessential jazz voice, which she enlivens with lissome, conversational phrasing” –John Murph, Jazz Journalist
“Marianne Matheny-Katz’s new CD, Somewhere in Paradise, comes as close to being perfect as any I have heard! The vocalist herself delivers the material superbly, with no affectations or gimmicks and with a great jazz sensibility.” - John Tegler WEAA – 88.9 FM
"LOVE Somewhere in Paradise! It is splendid." - Jim Steele, WSNC - 90.5 FM, Greensboro, NC
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