Award-Winning Vocalist LINDA KOSUT features SONGS OF OSCAR BROWN JR.
with The Max Perkoff Quartet
Jazz at Pearl’s
256 Columbus, North Beach, San Francisco
June 22, 2008 – 8:00pm & 10:00pm
Tix: $20/$15 (+ 2-drink min)
Reservations: 415.291.8255 or jazzatpearls.com
2008 BMI AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RECORDING, BackStage Magazine Bistro Award
2008 BEST FEMALE VOCALIST and BEST JAZZ RECORDING NOMINEE, MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs)
2008 MEMBERS' CHOICE AWARD FOR TOP RECORDING, Cabaret Hotline
LINDA KOSUT will be featuring songs of jazz legend Oscar Brown Jr. – some from her highly acclaimed tribute CD to Brown Long As You're Living, as well as new Brown material among songs from her eclectic repertoire in her upcoming JAZZ AT PEARL'S SHOW, SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 8PM ($20) & 10PM ($15) SHOWS. Joining Linda will be bandleader, pianist & trombonist Max Perkoff, bass player Daniel Fabricant, John Mader on percussion and Tony Malfatti on saxophone. Special guest vocalist Benn Bacot.
Linda Kosut, San Francisco jazz/cabaret vocalist and nightclub entertainer whose eclectic repertoire covers jazz to pop to cabaret, deftly and effortlessly moves from one genre to another - “Beyond Category.” A distinctive warm, dark sound and that rare talent to tell a story through a song's poetic images, combined with a smart wit, Linda can hold her audience spellbound. So at ease on stage and with her audience, she makes a tune distinctly her own.
LOS ANGELES TIMES “The singer hits all the right notes … with splendid results."
JAZZ TIMES “It takes as fine an actor as Oscar Brown Jr. to do proper justice to his songs. So, it seems altogether fitting that a female cabaret performer … particularly one as gutsy as Linda Kosut, should pay album-length tribute to Brown.”
SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES "Her voice...silky and sinuous … a smoky plaintiveness with an edge.”
JAZZ REVIEW "A singer of great abiliyt"
ALL ABOUT JAZZ “Bang in the groove ... slinky and sly in unraveling the blues.”
Linda presented the original Oscar Brown Jr. tribute CD release in 2006-2008 at venues around the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The show and CD received awards and national recognition. At her Jazz at Pearl’s show in November 2006, Maggie Brown, Oscar’s daughter, gave her full support to the project by coming in from Chicago to sit in and sing with Linda.
Kosut, a “baby boomer,” started her music career seriously just 7 years ago. Her motivation – to do “that one thing that, at the end of the day, if I didn’t do, I would regret not having done.” Putting “one foot in front of the other,” and “doing whatever is next in front of me,” led Kosut to her success to date.
“Is this what I dreamed for myself when I was a little girl? Well, yes,” she said. “I have achieved far more success than I thought I could. No regrets about that.”
Linda, a New York native, grew up in a musical family. Her parents were both amateur singers and pianists; she studied dance and piano as a young girl and after graduating college, turned to business for her livelihood while continuing her studies in voice and acting. Several years after her move to San Francisco, Linda began singing again, this time publicly, and by 2003, released her debut CD, Life is But a Dream – an eclectic mix of jazz standards and pop tunes - selected as one of the top female vocalist recordings by Cabaret Hotline in New York. Kosut is a co-founder of the San Francisco vocal trio, The Kitchenettes, known for their swinging jazz renditions of food & lust related songs, before their break-up to pursue solo careers.
Join us at Pearl's as Linda Kosut presents an unusual and eclectic night of music, featuring songs of Oscar Brown Jr.
Read more at Linda Kosut's website. www.lindakosut.com
Official Website: http://secure.jazzatpearls.com/talent_page.php?id=265
Added by jizelmusic on May 18, 2008