Thursday, December 9, 2010
OOh LA LA COQ TAIL On Broadway @ iridium jazz club, 12/21
ScoBar Entertainment is proud to present THE PHOEBE LEGERE QUINTET at Iridium, on Tuesday, December 21, for the opening night of her monthly show, with performances at 8 & 10pm. She will be appearing at Iridium on the third Tuesday of each month (January 18, February 15, March 15...)
PHOEBE LEGERE is a multi-format artist who is fluent in both music & art & loves to invent new ways of breaking down the barriers between those art forms, calling her approach “Total Art Synthesis.” Ms. Legere is a composer, multi- instrumentalist, poet, painter, songwriter, improviser; she has been compared to Beethoven, (Paper Magazine), Frank Zappa, (Billboard Magazine) and Bobby Short, (Liz Smith.)
While a teen, Phoebe became the resident composer for the Wooster Group, the house pianist at One Fifth Avenue & an Epic Records recording artist & songwriter. She had a successful Carnegie Hall debut & her piano & singing made her the toast of the Hampton’s social scene. With a radio hit of her composition “Marilyn Monroe” (Island Records), her 9-piece band, Swingalicious, played international jazz festivals & all the while, Phoebe Legere kept painting. Her works are currently part of an installation in London.
This painting by Legere is called Scopophilia. It was commissioned by The 2010 New York Queer Experimental Film Festival | November 9-14, 2010 | at Theater for the New City | 151 First Avenue in Manhattan.
For the past decade, Phoebe has focused on serious, experimental, classical & world music and multi-media. Her Blue Curtain (Einstein Records)was nominated as one of the top ten CD’s of the decade by Seth Rogovoy. She was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her work with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony & released ten CD’s of original symphonic, Native American, experimental & French music. She sang four Epic poems on scientific themes (www.roulette.org) While Artist in Residence at the School for Visual Arts
(2003), Legere invented an instrument called “The Rap Shoes” for disabled children. In 2009, she co-wrote another scientific work with Leo Abrahams (Wall Street 2 soundtrack) called Ultra Romantic Parallel Universe (Mercury Records). Her new CD, Ooh La La Coq Tail (2010) is a jazzaret mix of French and English standards and originals on Windham Hill Founder Cookie Marenco’s Blue Coast Records: http://phoebelegere.downloadsnow.net/
DATE: Tuesday, December 21st @ 8 & 10pm VENUE: Iridium Jazz Club ~ Broadway @ 51st Street TICKETS: $25.00 music charge/$10 food/drink minimum RESERVATIONS: (212)582-2121 www.iridiumjazzclub.com