Local jazz artist and Brazilian jazz vocalist, Maggie Green, will be performing live at the Refectory this Saturday May 26th starting at 6pm. The Refectory has been offering live jazz in their “Jazz Dinner Club” about once a month and include a new artist each month. This Saturday is a special Four Course Dinner Menu – with live JAZZ show including the talented vocals of Maggie Green. Reservations are required as seating is limited.
Vocalist Maggie Green’s performs the sounds of Brazilian music conveying a longing for the endless beaches and samba rhythms of Rio de Janeiro. With her soft yet rhythmic interpretations of bossa nova and samba, sung in masterful Portuguese, the brilliant waters seem but a heartbeat away. This may sound like a stretch for a girl who grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, but for Maggie, it was just a natural progression.
Billie Holiday and Chet Baker. This proved to be a significant point, for she not only moved from classical music to jazz, but she also strayed from the piano and focused on her voice. Maggie enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.
While at Berklee, Maggie honed her jazz skills and began to delve into Brazilian music. Studying with vocalist Mili Bermejo, she became fascinated with the syncopated rhythms of Brazil. After graduating from Berklee in 2000, Maggie moved to Columbus, Ohio and began establishing herself as a vocal artist. Following a string of performances in the region including the Columbus Arts Festival, the Columbus Jazz and Rib Fest, the Columbus Latino Festival as well as many night club dates, Maggie began to make appearances outside of Ohio, performing at festivals and clubs from Massachusetts to California.
Read more about Maggie on her website: http://www.maggiegreen.com/
Listen to Maggie: http://www.myspace.com/maggiegreensings
Saturday, May 26th
$60 per guest