ROBERTA BAUM - MAE WEST TRIBUTE Friday April 26th 2019 at 8pm

TICKETS:
$15 in advance
$18 at the door
Roberta Baum
The IMMORTAL MAE WEST

A Jazz tribute featuring renowned vocalist ROBERTA BAUM performing songs from all of MAE WEST'S films, accompanied by Michael Jeffry Stevens on piano, Craig Sandberg on upright bass, and Rick Dilling on drums.  Award-wining Black Mountain poet, GAVIN GEOFFREY DILLARD shares the stage with intimate revelations, personal anecdotes and infamous quips from Mae West's larger-than-life persona and mythic career.
 




 MUSICIAN MAGAZINE by Chip Stern “ Roberta Baum is one of the most fascinating vocal stylists to emerge in many years, with an exceptional feeling for rhythm and textures and a commanding sense of swing. “ 

HARTFORD PRESS by Bill Murphy “Endlessly suggestive and inventive, sensual and energetic, Baum breathes with a musical verve that evokes a fiery lust for freedom we may have forgotten we have.”

CMJ NEW MUSIC REPORT “ We are treated to some extraordinary vocal work by vocalist Roberta Baum; her tonal qualities along the her ability to sing microtones can send chills up your spine." 

Roberta Baum brings a forward-looking adventure to jazz standards and Broadway show tunes.

With an evocative intensity to her performances and a voice that ranges from a gentle zephyr to gale force, Baum captivates audiences with unusual phrasing, repertoire choices, and otherworldly sounds call to mind ancient languages.

The Brooklyn-born singer came to Western North Carolina in 2007 by way of New York, Israel, California and Florida, drawn to the beauty of the mountains and abundant creative energy here.

Baum’s vocal work has been critically acclaimed in Downbeat and Musician Magazine, “ one of the most fascinating vocalists to emerge in many years ”. The Hartford Press describes her as “ endlessly suggestive and inventive. sensual and energetic, Roberta Baum breathes with a musical verve that evokes a fiery lust for freedom we may have forgotten we have.”