Join Martha as she takes you on a journey through love songs for all ages in an acoustic evening of Jazz Songbook favorites. From Porter, to Lorin to Gershwin and Ellington, Martha will transport you to a would of lyrical love.
Martha Lorin: Vocals.
Martha has said that jazz is the only music field that allows her to openly express her feelings and gives her a platform to grow technically and vocally. The jazz world is rife with great musicians who share the stage they are on with all ears open, making the music that comes out a shared endeavor representing music in its most intelligent , heartfelt and musical sense. The driving force of jazz IS the music leading the player closer and closer to greatness. Martha is constantly exploring the jazz landscape with a spirit of lifting and broadening her musical acumen. Her explorations have presented the opportunity to work with a wide range of world class musicians, including, Paul Smith, Benny Green, Richard Wyands, Harvie S. Eddie Marshall, Monty Budwig, Leon Joyce, Butch Miles, and Mark Isham, to name only a few.
"The chapel at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan was crowded for Midtown Jazz at Midday to see “Love Me Or Leave Me” – Martha Lorin’s Tribute to Ruth Etting. I heard many in the crowd saying that Martha is the best singer we’ve heard in New York in years. And I concur."
Dan Singer, In Tune International, November 2011.
"Martha Lorin burned with a hot blue(s) fire and a smoky sensuality at her recent appearance at Feinstein's at Lowe’s Regency. She has style to burn!"
Scott Siegel---Producer/SiegelEntertainment, New York. January 2011.
"Martha Lorin is a true gem among modern jazz vocalists. Her styling, phrasing, intonation and sense of swing all show she’s truly among the crème-de-la-crème of jazz singers today. It's very refreshing to hear an album of Great White Way classics sung as they were meant to be sung -- straightforward, clear, crisp and clean. Martha's definitely got it."
Tom Macek, WRRG-Chicago.
Critic’s Choice - “Sitting pretty somewhere between jazz and cabaret, Martha Lorin enjoys the casual swing of the former and the dramatic license of the latter. … Her storytelling skills earn even such long-overdone numbers as Ivan Lins’ “The Island” and Carol King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” a fresh listen.”
Neil Tesser, Chicago Reader,
“She is a wonderful singer who has a timeless quality and yet is a fresh voice on the jazz scene.” -- Tommy Flanagan.
"Great vocals! Great music! A singer that can sing with feeling verve and style!" – Lee Prosser - Jazz At A Glance,Midwest.
“ … she deserves a rave... She has a wonderfully warm contralto which she wields effortlessly, or so she convinced this listener, and that, of course, is where craft comes in. And her program is the very epitome of craft.” – Alan Bargebuhr, Cadence Magazine.