Italian-trained opera singer marie-claire is bringing her new jazz act to New York's Metropolitan Room with Murray Wall on bass, Dwayne Clemons on trumpet, Sam Raderman on guitar, Luc Decker on drums and Nial Djuliarso on piano.
marie-claire has performed at Carnegie Hall and her songs have been featured in feature films such as Lovin Jezebel and The Roommate. She spent time in front of the camera as a cast member on the second season of Chappelle’s Show on Comedy Central. Since marie-claire’s return to her homeland Dominica from Bronx, NY (where she’s lived since age two) she has produced and hosted local music programs through girlfullofgold productions ltd, while still making time to perform at events such as LIME Creole in the Park and various private functions. marie-claire has performed at several regional events including Love Fest (St. Lucia), Jamaica Jazz and Blues, Love Is All We Need (Antigua) and venues such as Russell’s in Antigua Weekenz, Christopher’s Jazz Café and Red Bones Blues Café, in Jamaica, all of which are almost second homes for the celebrated singer.
Now back in New York, marie-claire’s has returned to her first love, jazz. Her completed EP, ’chasin’ rainbows,’ produced by Grammy winning producer Scott Jacoby, is a reflection of her love for the genre. The full length album entitled ’under the covers’ will be out later this year with original material and standards. Her quintet includes Murray Wall on bass, Dwayne Clemons on trumpet, Sam Raderman on guitar, Luc Decker on drums and Nial Djuliarso on piano. Their gigs have included the Metropolitan Room in NYC as well as other notable jazz venues in the New York City area.
The group will play the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street) tonight, November 25, 2012 at 4pm. Tickets are $20 with a two-drink minimum. For tickets and more information, visit www.metropolitanroom.com/show_right.cfm?id=85076 or call 212-206-0440.
For more information about marie-claire or to hear her music, visit www.reverbnation.com/marieclairemusic.