Barbara Fasano Trio Featuring Eric Comstock
“A lyrically sensitive interpreter with a special affinity for Joni Mitchell”
— The New York Times
“A charismatic stylist”
— The Wall Street Journal
“A gorgeous, soulful singer who has an actor’s intensity in whatever she sings”
— The New York Post
Acclaimed pop/jazz vocalist BARBARA FASANO makes her Music Mountain debut with a set of eclectic songs ranging from Harold Arlen to Joni Mitchell, from Harry Warren to Bruce Springsteen. A storyteller in song in the tradition of Carmen McRae, Sylvia Syms and Julie Wilson, Barbara explores the complexities of love and the circles we all swirl within, singing “wise, literate songs about life in all its confusing wonder,” as author James Gavin writes. “She seems incapable of singing an unintelligent or unmusical phrase.” Winner of multiple MAC, Bistro and NY Nightlife Awards, her last two CDs, “Busy Being Free” and “Written In The Stars,” were praised in publications as diverse as Playbill and JazzTimes, and both won MAC Awards for Record of the Year. Barbara will sing material from these recordings at this appearance.
Called “artistic, swinging and superbly entertaining” by revered jazz critic Ira Gitler, Barbara has headlined at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and concert halls and jazz festivals internationally.
Joining Barbara will be pianist/singer Eric Comstock (“expert musicianship and joie de vivre in equal measure” – The New Yorker). These married musical partners are resident artists at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in New York.
Critic and author Will Friedwald raves, “Barbara puts Joni Mitchell and Jimmy Webb on a level playing field with Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin and makes them all sound equally terrific. Though she draws on traditions of cabaret, jazz, and singer-songwriter pop/folk, the result sounds less like a multi-generic mashup than a cohesive whole.”
Sultry and surprising, Barbara Fasano makes the American Songbook come alive, and audiences feel they’ve been to terrific party where the songs and the stories are equally great. Join Barbara’s trio at Gordon Hall for a soulful, swinging late summer soirée!
Barbara Fasano and Eric Comstock are the winners of The Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs 2018 MAC Award for Major Duo Artists of the Year, the fourth time they've been honored with that award.
Performing at Music Mountain on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 5 PM, Gordon HallTickets