TERRY MARSHALL & BRIDGES BRING HARMONY AND GROOVE FILLED JAZZ TO THE SUNDAY SUPPER & JAZZ SERIES AT 49 WEST IN ANNAPOLIS
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Terry Marshall & Bridges perform in the Sunday Supper & Jazz series in Annapolis on January 15, 2017. Aided by two formidable vocalists and solid rhythm section, the pianist and composer will deliver his own special brand of jazz featuring plenty of harmony and groove shot with rhythm and blues!
Marshall has performed in clubs and concert halls as far north as Toronto, Canada and as far south as Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He has graced the stages of many celebrated venues in the nation’s capital including, The Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and Blues Alley. Always the epitome of taste and artistry, Marshall offers beloved standards to complement his own acclaimed compositions. His 2014 debut recording, Arrival, reached No. 25 on the CMJ jazz charts and received rave reviews from critics.
Vocal harmony enriches and enlivens Terry Marshall’s music. His recording and the Annapolis performance feature luscious vocal harmony in many selections. Singers Iva Ambush and Kendra Johnson skillfully bend many songs into unique and interesting shapes.
Listeners will hear selections such as Marshall’s composition “Teresa,” a samba in ¾ time. (Samba is almost always written and played in 4/4.) The band will cover a related Brazilian song, “Upside Down,” written by the iconic composer Djavan.
Arranged by Terry Marshall, “This Bitter Earth” is another enticing piece jazz lovers can anticipate.
It features the voice of Kendra Johnson and Marshall on piano. A classic jazz ballad, it was made popular by Dinah Washington. The piece exemplifies the period in the late 50s through the 60s when singers like Dinah Washington and Etta James blurred the lines between Jazz and Rhythm and Blues. Kendra Johnson’s vocal performance on the 2014 album was exceptionally well received by critics and the 49 West audience will soon hear the reason why.