Linda Kosut & The Max Perkoff Band "The Newness of You"
on: April 24, 2009, 6:12 am
Author: Ruth Lyon, Jizel
Music & Design
AWARD WINNER and NEW YORK MAC NOMINEE, LINDA KOSUT is back
in New York for this ONE NIGHT ONLY performance at New York's
prestigious Iridium Jazz Club. Linda will be backed by a stellar
JAZZ QUARTET headed by bandleader Max Perkoff on piano & trombone,
Tom Hubbard on bass, Scott Latzky on drums and "Sweet"
Sue Terry on saxophone & flute. The Iridium Jazz Club is located
1650 Broadway @ 51st Street in New York City. Doors open at 6:00pm
and showtime is 6:30pm. Tix: $20 + $15 food/drink minimum. Reservations:
212.582.2121 or www.iridiumjazzclub.com.
this new show “The Newness of You”, award-winning
vocalist Linda Kosut headlining the Max Perkoff Band, will explore
the standards – ones that are and ones that should be -
including such songwriters as Hoagy Carmichael, Randy Newman,
Bob Dylan, as well as never before heard tunes by current composers
such as New York-based bob Levy and Sue Terry, as well as Max
is a vocalist with strong acting chops who effortlessly weaves
through differing genres with an ability to touch your heart or
have you tapping your feet.
up in New York City and transplanted to San Francisco over 20
years ago, Linda only began pursuing her dream of performing a
few years ago as she approached “boomer” status, and
she has not stopped since. "I am sure that I am not alone
in my journey to satisfy a creative bug I've had my whole life;
but one that up until nearing 'retirement' status, I did not pursue,"
says Linda. "My excitement of doing my dreams translates
to my audience. I have nothing to give but myself and I know that
I give that to them. They tell me how I have inspired them. It
is my sheer pleasure to do so."
recent national tour – a deeply heartfelt tribute to the
late jazz great Oscar Brown Jr., celebrated her sophomore CD and
garnered packed houses, awards and national recognition. The Los
Angeles Times’ Don Heckman said of her, “… a
style of her own with its warm, dark sound and articulate, theatrically
trained phrasing, deserved a far longer run.” And the San
Francisco Bay Times wrote, “[She] is the real thing. Multi-talented
Kosut knows just when to play it small and quiet and when to let
‘er rip … A perfect accompaniment to dinner with friends.”
year, Kosut received BackStage Magazine’s 2008 BISTRO/BMI
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RECORDING. She also received nominations
for BEST FEMALE JAZZ VOCALIST and BEST JAZZ RECORDING from MAC,
Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs; plus the Cabaret
Hotline 2008 MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD.
Contact Details: Jizel Music & Design
486 32nd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121