Sunday, March 5, 2017

USA: The City Of Las Vegas Presents: ROBERTA DONNAY & the Prohibition Mob March 11 & 12

Greetings Jazz Fans!
The City Of Las Vegas Presents:
ROBERTA DONNAY & the Prohibition Mob

1:30-2:30pm concert,  3:00-4:30pm
Jazz History Workshop

Whitney Library (Performing Arts)
5175 E. Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas NV 89122  

PRICE: free
3:00-4:00pm concert

Sahara West Library (Performing Arts)
9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas NV 89117

PRICE: free

The Jazz Age with the music of Satchmo, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and more. ROBERTA DONNAY– v, LEE BLOOM-p,

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New album coming soon!
ROBERTA DONNAY & the Prohibition Mob
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 6:30-9:30pm concert
Healdsburg Hotel, 25 Matheson St., Healdsburg, CA  95448

The Jazz Age with the music of Satchmo, Ma Rainey,
Bessie Smith and more.
John R. Burr-p., Fred Randolph-b, Myron Cohen-d

Musicians can take on the role of anthropologist, curious about what came before in music and how musicians reflected their world around them. Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time, as she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America.  - Motema Music

Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn't covered with cobwebs or dated in any way. On Bathtub Gin, this singer-composer puts a new coat of paint on the songs of the '20s and '30s, contributes originals sympathetic to the sounds of those times, and conjures thoughts of life during prohibition.
- All About Jazz 

With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay. She affectively proved so three years ago when, teamed with her Prohibition Mob Band, she surveyed standards from the 1920s and ’30s on the charming A Little Sugar. Now she’s back for more. – Jazz Times 

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE 4 stars **** Stylistic kind to flappers of the anything goes 1920s, Roberta Donnay has a silky, clean voice that is a small marvel of geniality, rarely dipping into touchy-feely cuteness. She's drawn to material from the canon of American songs recorded between the two world wars.  So, on her fourth album, the San Francisco-based singer and arranger takes the measure of Bessie Smith's risque "Kitchen Man", the Boswell Sisters' finger-snapping "Put The Sun Back In The Sky", and bonbons associated with, among others, Josephine Baker, Peggy Lee and the unjustly obscure Annette Hanshaw. Donnay's sassy charm also envelopes her own retro-fun compositions, including the swing dance jamboree "Happy Feet". All the while, the well-groomed, jazz-inclined Prohibition Mob Band motors along spiritedly. – DownBeat  2015

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