Tribute to Joni Mitchell staring Debra Mann Quartet
Debra Mann, jazz pianist and vocalist, has performed throughout the northeast corner of the US for 3 decades. She was deeply influenced by the music of Joni Mitchell, from her folk years through her exploration into jazz. Debra's band features the mega talents of Dino Govoni (sax), Steve DeConti (guitar), Dave Zinno (bass), & Marty Richards (drums). Together they interpret the iconic music of Joni Mitchell through a jazz lens. Come join us for a great night of music as we celebrate this rare and highly gifted and influential artist.
"Debra Mann is a triple threat. She plays a sweet piano, writes splendidly, and has a voice that envelopes one with warmth and sensuality." A jazz pianist and vocalist based out of Providence, RI. She performs extensively throughout the New England area in jazz clubs, concerts, and festivals. She has appeared as a guest soloist with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, and even performed at the request of Frank Sinatra. Ms. Mann has released three CD recordings on her record label, Jobē Records. Her most recent recording, Home, was placed on the Official Ballot for the 2010 Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for Record of the Year ('Autumn'), Album of the Year ('Home'), Song of the Year ('Heart of Love'), Best Pop Vocal Album ('Home'), and Best Improvised Jazz Solo ('Autumn').
Joni Mitchell is widely regarded as one of the most influential and revered songwriters of the 20th Century. Her category-defying style seamlessly links the worlds of acoustic music with rock, jazz, and classical impressionism. Her lyrical sense, phrasing and poetic imagery are as visual as they are musical. The music of Joni Mitchell defies any attempt at neat classification and throughout her career has consistently broken all existing boundaries.
She has received eight Grammy Awards during her career (seven competitive, one honorary), the first in 1969 and the most recent in 2008. She received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002, with the citation describing her as "one of the most important female recording artists of the rock era" and "a powerful influence on all artists who embrace diversity, imagination and integrity".[;
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