Jazz Women of New York is a new all-woman band conceived by vocalist Lee Torchia. The core group is pianist Jill McManus, bassist Melissa Slocum, drummer Sylvia Cuenca, flutist Andrea Brachfeld, and saxophonist Carol Sudhalter, with occasional subs from the female side of NY jazz. The group arose from a shared desire to prove that women in jazz are a force to be reckoned with. Each member is a leader and has played with a who’s who of classic swing era and bop musicians. Bringing their lifetime experiences to this new platform, the group plays the American songbook standards “Let’s Fall in Love”, "Loverman" "Them There Eyes", jazz classics Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation”, Abbey Lincoln's "The World is Falling Down", originals and multicultural jazzraga fusion. These female artists play with fire, warmth and sophistication and are ready to delight listeners in New York venues. It's going to be quite a show so come prepared to enjoy!
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