$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Vocalist Maddy Winer and
Guitarist Vince Lewis
Bill Bares (piano)
Todd Wright (saxaphone)
Zack Page (bass)
Bill Stowe (drums)
provide an unforgettable performance of the Great American Songbook as they take audiences on a journey through the music that helped shape our nation's musical identity.
A musical salute to the timeless standards of Broadway, Hollywood, New Orleans, Tin Pan Alley and to the bands and singers that brought the music to us via the radio, recordings and live events in the period from the 1920's to the 1980's.
This golden age of music features songs of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein, Johnny Mercer, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Henry Mancini, Harry Warren, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Van Heusen, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many more.
Maddy and Vince will also perform selections from their newest CD recording “CROSSROADS.”
“A captivating, sensitive, moving performer!”
- The Miami Herald
“When she takes the stage the entire audience becomes Maddy’s number one fan”
- Lou Rawls
“She nails it every time, an exceptional talent”
- Charles Kuralt, CBS News
Over the past three decades Maddy Winer has enthralled audiences with her inimitable, recognizable voice. Maddy attributes her successes to her love of the Great American Songbook, jazz standards and the pop music of her youth.
Born in New York City, Maddy grew up surrounded by her large Italian family. Her parents had weekly family gatherings featuring a feast of food and non-stop music. At the age of three she performed at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.
Once she experienced the thrill of stage performance it became her lifelong passion.
After graduating college Maddy performed contemporary pop music but always managed to incorporate selections from the American Popular Songbook, honoring the fond memories of her youth. As time passed she became known for her effortless interpretation and jazz styling of the American Popular Songbook and developed a loyal following.
In 1985 she met pianist/composer Loonis McGlohon, host of the NPR Peabody award-winning series “American Popular Song.” Together they performed American Popular Song jazz concerts and clinics throughout the eastern United States including a sold out performance at Lincoln Center in New York City to standing ovations. Two McGlohon recordings “The Music Of Loonis McGlohon” and “Name Dropping” include selections sung by Maddy along with selections by Frank Sinatra, Cleo Laine, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Joe Williams, Margaret Whiting and Judy Garland.
Maddy also toured as a headliner in the stage show “North Carolina Is My Home,” written by and starring Loonis McGlohon and Charles Kuralt. The performances were so successful that NPR created and aired a television special “Loonis McGlohon & Friends” which featured Maddy.
Maddy has headlined concerts at Lincoln Center in New York City. the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, the Saint Louis Symphony, Saint Lawrence Centre For The Arts in Toronto and countless venues in between. Maddy’s opening act performances include Dave Brubeck, Lou Rawls, David Sanborn, Joe Sample & The Crusaders, George Shearing, Al Jarreau, Ellis Marsalis, John Pizzarelli, Diane Schuur and a host of others who introduced her to a loyal following of music lovers from all genres.
Maddy’s latest CD releases are “HEART TO HEART” featuring Cyrus Chestnut, Bernard “Pretty” Purdie, Vince Lewis, John Brown and Todd Wright; and “CROSSROADS” with Heritage Guitar jazz legend Vince Lewis, Rick Simerly, Todd Wright, Bill Covington, Tom Hildreth and River Guerguerian.
"Vince Lewis swings and swings and then some...He sees to it that melody prevails..a master guitarist that has more than paid his dues"
Bob Gish, Jazz Improv Magazine
"Guitarists will admire his playing and sound...superb technique in the service of the song...thoughtful development of his solos....
Michael Steinman, Cadence Magazine
"His uncluttered approach to the music is refreshing and highly entertaining...Each note that he plays seems carefully considered, but they flow naturally and fluently
...Joel Lang, New Jersey Jazz Journal
Vince Lewis is a veteran jazz performer, composer and recording artist.
Since actively pursuing a solo career he has achieved national acclaim and airplay, as well as outstanding critical reviews in every major jazz publication.
Vince has been a Heritage Guitar, Inc. performing artist since 1991, and a Benedetto Guitar artist since 2012, a Breedlove acoustic guitar artist since 2014 and an Eastman Guitars artist since 2015. He also performs and records with his signature Vince Lewis Model Ralston Archtop Guitar. He has recorded for Noteworthy Jazz, Redstone Jazz, Jim Martin Productions and also Vinbara Music.
He has been a headliner with Dave Brubeck, B.B King, Ellis Marsalis, Lou Rawls, John Pizzarelli and Melissa Manchester.
In 2012 Vince was recognized in the Jazz Guitar category as one of the “Leading Active Jazz Artists” by Jazz Inside Magazine.
Jim Carlton, in Conversations with Great Jazz and Studio Guitarists says "His playing is indicative of the rarified air of true mastery. He routinely creates engaging and excellent music."