For Immediate Release
Contact: MJ Territo 914-318-6667 [email protected]
THE LADIES DAY JAZZ TRIO CELEBRATES WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
The Ladies Day Jazz Trio will celebrate Women’s History Month with a concert at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club on Sunday, March 8, at 2 pm. The performers are MJ Territo, vocals; Linda Presgrave, piano; Iris Ornig, bass.
The trio is dedicated to discovering and playing the too-often unsung compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. In their swinging, witty, and informative performances, they present the work of composers and lyricists such as Mary Lou Williams, Marian McPartland, Peggy Lee, Abbey Lincoln, Carolyn Leigh, and many more, as well as their own compositions and collaborations. The diverse styles of their repertoire range from swing to blues, bossa nova to ballads.
Vocalist MJ Territo, the ensemble’s founder, says, “One day it struck me that women had written quite a few of my favorite songs, many of which are rarely performed. When they are heard, the fact that they were written by women is frequently overlooked. I also began to notice common themes. Sure, there are love songs–love is one of the great subjects of song. But there are also songs about resilience and self-reliance; songs about the power and wonder of nature; songs that cross the borders of our wide world; songs of family and friendship.”
The ensemble’s critically-acclaimed album, “Ladies Day” was released in August 2017. “Vocalist MJ Territo celebrates all things women on her ambitious and overdue Ladies Day. This is a collection of finely composed songs expertly delivered in a thoughtful and compelling production. Well done!”, said C. Michael Bailey in All About Jazz. In Hot House Jazz Magazine, Seton Hawkins wrote, “Even in the diverse world of jazz vocalists, MJ Territo pops out as unique, difficult to categorize, and quite superb.”
The Scarsdale Woman’s Club is located at 37 Drake Road in Scarsdale. Tickets are $15. Advance sale is available at Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/2SgDk0I. Admission includes light refreshments.