Vocal Workshop was better than we could have expected. Put Mary Stallings in the room with talented professional vocalists, amazing church musicians and aspiring singers and what do you get? WOW!!!
Beautiful! It was the BEST part of her residency here with us in Madison. In a small room at the Edgewater Hotel singers sang their hearts out, jammed on the blues together and there was more than harmony happening there. They all moved out into the Cove Lounge and showcased their talents for the public with Gerri DiMaggio and Paul Hastil.
Coming soon to the Brink Lounge .. not an IMW but another GREAT vocalist, CHERYL BENTYNE, from the Manhattan Transfer group will do a vocal workshop on THURSDAY, September 6th at the Brink.
9/5: CHERYL BENTYNE AND RAY RIDEOUT QUINTET AT JAZZ AT FIVE. Cheryl Bentyne, lead vocalist of the nine-time Grammy award-winning Manhattan Transfer, is the 6:30 PM headliner. She’ll be joined by fellow vocalist Mark Winkler and backed by Madison’s Dave Stoler Trio. Opening performance at 5:00 PM by the wonderful veteran Madison-based saxophonist Ray Rideout and his quintet. Free admission. http://jazzatfive.org/