Mary Foster Conklin: I Dont Want the Night to End - the songs of Phoebe Snow,
With Tony Romano on guitar and Ed Howard on bass.
Mary Foster Conklin returns with I Dont Want the Night to End - the songs of Phoebe Snow, a tribute to the Grammy-nominee and New Jersey native singer/songwriter best known for her hits "Harpo's Blues" and "Poetry Man" who died too soon in 2011.
Without ever sounding like anyone but herself, Mary made me appreciate Phoebes soulfulness and scope like I never had before. A beautiful show in a beautiful room James Gavin
Vocalist Mary Foster Conklin is a tireless song seeker who has done many shows highlighting women writers both past and present and this is her latest take on the subject. She hosts a weekly radio show focused on women composers and lyricists called A Broad Spectrum the Ladies of Jazz on WFDU.FM HD2. A founding member of the Renegade Cabaret, Mary can be seen from time to time singing off various fire escapes as The Lady in the Red Dress. Her tribute to Beat poet Fran Landesman was praised by the New York Times as "full of salt and vinegar -- with the intensity and tough humor of someone who might have lived on the bohemian fringe in the late 40s and 50s, when the word hip meant something." Her latest CD, Photographs, a memory piece of standards and contemporary tunes, was released in 2016 to critical acclaim and worldwide airplay.
Scratch her witty tough-girl-from-Jersey patter and youll find a sensitive artist (but not frail) with a wide-ranging boldly colored voice and an open ear for off-beat material. The Washington Post
Her distinctive rich and dusky sound is completely captivating, conjuring up images of a film noir femme fatale. Jersey Jazz
A master of conveying world-weary bitter sweet emotions, tempered with an odd unlikely sense of optimism Jazz Music Archives
Guitarist Tony Romano has been a visible part of the New York City music scene for over twenty years. Just Jazz Guitar magazine wrote His tone is beautiful and soulful, and his remarkable technique is a servant to his rich musical imagination and broad harmonic palette. With a wide range of playing styles, Tony has toured worldwide and can be heard on Mary Foster Conklins CD Blues for Breakfast Remembering Matt Dennis. Tonys guitar work can be heard on the BBC series 3rd & Bird and has also performed for the Discovery Channel miniseries Going, Going, Gone! as well as on NPR Broadcasts, and has appeared on NBCs The Today Show, Telemundo, and the ABC Morning Show. Tony is an Associate Professor at Five Towns College, and has been a Teaching Artist for the Kupferberg Center at Queens College, as well as an instructor for the National Guitar Workshop.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Ed Howard joined forces with the brilliant drummer Roy Haynes in the early 80's and spent fifteen years as Haynes' bassist. In 2001, Howard got the chance to perform with jazz legends Herbie Hancock at the St. Lucia Jazz Festival and Wayne Shorter at The San Francisco Jazz Festival. It was during this time that the bassist was asked to share the bandstand with the legendary vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn. Howard spent three years performing with Ms. Horn, including three recordings and many international concert dates. While playing with Ms. Horn Ed met the amazing vocalist and four time Grammy nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson. Whom he continues to perform with and appears on her Concord records releases Round Midnight and Many A New Day. Ed is also a longtime member of the great trumpeter Eddie Henderson group, of which he has appeared on nine recordings. He recorded with Ms. Conklin on her latest CD "Photographs".
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:30PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner.
Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion.
Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a "bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
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