Every once in a while, a truly great singer comes along who possesses the beauty, individuality and talent to remind us of the magic and majesty of the human voice: that singer is Roberta Gambarini, celebrated throughout the world by fans, critics and many of the world”s greatest musicians.
This Saturday, August 29th, Roberta Gambarini will take the J&R MusicFest stage in City Hall Park, New York at 4 pm, following 15 year-old sensation Nikki Yanofsky and just before headliner, Roy Hargrove, whose 5 pm set closes out the 3 Day Festival of free, outdoor music.
With the August 25, 2009 release of So In Love, Roberta Gambarini affirms her status as the “true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae” (Boston Globe) and “the best singer to emerge in over 60 years,” as declared by 2009 GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Mr. Hank Jones, the legendary pianist who accompanied Roberta Gambarini”s 2008 major label debut, “You Are There,” a superb follow-up to Gambarini”s GRAMMY-nominated debut, “Easy to Love,” knows a thing or two about great vocalists – he has accompanied almost all of the most renowned vocalists of the 20th century such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole, and Billy Eckstine.
Roberta didn’t set out to call the new album “So In Love,” but looking back at the song list after the recording, she realized that the “album is all about love: the love between a man and a woman, the love of song, children, and most of all, the love of life.”
See the complete Music Fest 2009 Schedule.