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Theresa Tova, NYC, Jan 9

publicity photoTeresa Tova in concert

Danny Johnston piano
Rex Benincasa Percussion
Marco Brehm Bass

January 9th 5pm
Satalla, The temple of world music
37 West 26th St.
New York, NY
[6th & Broadway]

A "classy, jazzy and deliciously sensuous performer". Some have written about her "sultry voice" and "spontaneous wit", others about the natural way in which she has gone from the Broadway musical stage to Concert and Jazz venues around the world. Tova's unique approach blends the jazz idiom with Yiddish song, and often alternates between English and Yiddish. Her second CD, 'Live at the Top O' the Senator', includes a witty Yiddish rendition of Cole Porter's Night and Day (Tog un Nakht), as well as an English version of Vos Geven Iz Geven (What Was Is What Was). It concludes with an electrifying performance of Der Saksafon Shpiler by New York poet Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman.

Tova is completely at ease playing to multicultural crowds at intimate and prestigious Jazz clubs in Toronto, Montreal, Paris and Luxembourg. But then she is also at home delighting thousands at Town Hall or Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, in San Francisco as guest vocalist of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, or headlining majour festivals such as the Amsterdam Jewish festival. Tova at her most intimate best is a high octane, emotionally charged performer. From Brel to Sondheim, Berlin to Ellington, Yiddish folk and theatre songs to Yiddish Jazz and new Yiddish gems, Tova has found the perfect fusion.

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