Friday, September 1, 2017

Alina Rostotskaya in NYC: Check Out Russia's Coolest Jazz Singer!

Dear readers in New York City,
as you may know, some Russians do not hack; some even play (and sing) jazz.
On September 11, the outstanding Russian jazz singer, Alina Rostotskaya, is performing at the Zinc Bar with Pete McCann (guitar,) Matt Pavolka (bass,) and Mark Ferber (drums.) This is her only date in NYC during her first-ever brief stateside visit (she is also performing outside Boston at the opening of an art exhibition, but that's another story.) She is really worth checking out. Alina can sing the standards (and does sing the standards, sometimes,) but it is her original song material that makes her voice unique - including her interesting attempts to marry jazz and Russian language, which is not easy. Do check her out if you can. There are good times and bad times, but good music is what makes bad times tolerable; and, even in the worst times, it was the contacts between artists, including jazz musicians, that proved that peoples can hear each other.
September 11, Zinc Bar (82 West 3rd Street, btw Thompson & Sullivan, Greenwich Village.)

Alina Rostotskaya official website

VIDEO: Alina Rostotskaya performs Georgy Sviridov's 'Oh, Woe, Woe to My Little Swan' (form the late modern classical composer's Kursk Songs, 1964)

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