DC's remarkable jazz vocalist Sharón Clark is adding a performance to the reprise engagement of her daring new show, "Blame it on My Youth," running at the Metropolitan Room from January 22 to February 2. The added date is on Monday January 28 at 9:30pm. This five-night run marks her fourth appearance at the Metropolitan Room, where she is clearly on the brink of something big.
With the inventive collaboration of her music director Chris Grasso on piano, Clark filters pop hits from the '60s and '70s through a jazz sensibility. Among the pop, R&B and soul touchstones she busts open are songs by the Marvelettes, Herman's Hermits, the Beatles, the Carpenters, James Taylor and Elton John. Grasso leads the Chris Grasso Trio which features Tony Jefferson on drums and Neal Miner on bass
Jazz Times calls Clark "a revelation." We call her the second coming of Sarah Vaughan! A winner of the Billie Holiday Vocal Competition and the American Traditions Competition, Clark appears regularly in DC at Blues Alley, the Smithsonian Jazz Café, and, with Grasso, at the Mandarin Oriental, where Grasso is music director. A soloist with the Richmond Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony, Clark has headlined the Duke Ellington Jazz Festival, the Cape May Jazz Festival and the Savannah Music Festival where she earned the festival's Gold Medal. She tours extensively in Russia, where she has become a major concert draw.
Sharón Clark performs "Blame It on My Youth" on five nights: Tuesday January 22 at 7pm; Monday January 28 at 9:30pm; Wednesday January 30 at 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday February 1 & 2 at 7pm. There is a $15 music charge and a two-drink minimum. For reservations call the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues), at 212/206-0440 or to order online visit www.metropolitanroom.com