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Verena McBee Quartet: “Ladybug’s New York. A Jazz Tour.”
March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Ladybug’s New York:
A jazzy tour through town & New York life.
Book your jazzy tour through town!
Get to know real NY and its jazz life through the eyes of
Vocalist Verena McBee aka ‘Ladybug & her trio,
who’ll advise you ‘not to play with the dots on her wings’ and
answering essential questions as “What happened to the T-Bone steak?”
Enjoy the FANTASTICS: Alberto Pibiri on piano, Zwelakhe Dumas Bell LePere on bass
and Cory Cox on drums, who’ll set you up for the colors & rhythms of the fast-paced city.
You’ll be in great company with music by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie,
Theloneous Monk, Chick Corea, Cecil McBee and, of course,
your truly original Ladybug.
Be cool. Take a ride. Get that swing.
‘Nobody promises a romance: More common are adventures of sorts.’
(Don’t) Forget your Xanax! It will be a trip!
“She is fearless in her improvising and holds her own with the fast company.”
(By jazz historian Scott Yanow, 2018)
“McBee is adventurous and explorative (…). Her vocal tone is audacious and bold.
She is not afraid to use her voice in the most envelope pushing ways.”(“5-Finger-Review” by Elberton Cisnero, 12/23rd 2018)
“McBee is not an a-typical vocalist, her sense of phrasing, timing and ability to navigate (…) melodies is a task most vocalists would struggle to endure. (…) Her ability to tackle and ever moving harmonic landscape further exemplifies her command vocally.” (“Chalked Up Reviews” by Amity Hereweard, 07/19th 2018)
“Angular and muscular this is not a vocalist singing standards album, this is a lyricist deeply committed to the lyrics and melodies she is singing.” (“Staccatofy” by Steph Cosme, 02/7th 2018)