"The pairing of Beegie and Monica is a master class on how to interpret timeless songs with style, taste and a swinging contemporary sensibility." - Michael Feinstein New York, N.Y. - The legendary Beegie Adair will be returning to Birdland with vocalist Monica Ramey on Thursday, May 2. Their performances, as a duo and with the renowned Beegie Adair Trio, have consistently energized sold out audiences. Adair's albums have dominated the jazz charts and album sales while Ramey's sophomore album, produced by Adair and bassist Roger Spencer, are creating a reinvigorated excitement among the jazz world. Ms. Adair and Ms. Ramey are thrilled to return to Birdland for a special "One Night Only" duo performance. Jazz great Helen Merrill salutes Adair's "inventive jazz sense, her wonderful sense of time and improvised melody." Michael Feinstein calls Adair "a marvelously understated player whose interpretations of standards are just brilliant," Christopher Louden of Jazz Times magazine says she 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." Jazz fans around the world agree with critics about Adair's sophisticated and listenable jazz performances, and have made her recordings among the biggest sellers in the jazz world. Under the guidance of her esteemed mentor and friend, Ramey is quickly catching the attention of jazz fans, critics and musicians. Guitarist Anthony Wilson declares Ramey "sings with grace and elegance" and "uses these abilities to deliver the world of the song first to your ears (sometimes it's like she's singing directly to you), then to a much deeper place where you can really feel it." The Nashville Scene calls her "a first-rate interpreter of the jazz canon." Pianist Chris Walters finds Ramey's music "a miracle - at times controlled and concise, at others, fervent and daring, all the while abundant with wisdom" all while drummer Marcus Finnie states "Monica is truly an "Artist." Her interpretation and phrasing of these works are moving and beautiful." Their 6pm performance will follow a meet & greet with fans at 5pm until 5:30. CDs will be available for purchase and signing. For reservations and more information, please visit www.ticketfly.com or www.birdlandjazz.com.
###Beegie Adair featuring Monica Ramey Beegie Adair (piano) Monica Ramey (vocals) Thursday, May 2, 6:00 p.m. Music Charge: $30 "Like Prez and Lady Day, Monica and Beegie were made for each other. Simple as that. They fit together: nothing strained or exaggerated. The music just flows between them. And although they make it sound so effortless, what they do together and how well they do it is really rare and very special." - Steven Cerra, Jazz Profiles Contact: Adair Music Group 615.414.4591 firstname.lastname@example.org Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues on the west side of midtown Manhattan. For phone reservations & information, please call (212) 581-3080.