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Margi Gianquinto, A Centennial Tribute to Jo Stafford

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Margi Gianquinto, A Centennial Tribute to Jo Stafford

Oct 25, 2018

Margi Gianquinto, “A Centennial Tribute to Jo Stafford”
315 W 44th Street, (212) 581-3080
Thursday, November 1 (5:30PM)

Over the course of a three-decade career, there were at least four very different but interrelated Jo Staffords: the sultry-voiced torch singer, the swinging and sexy jazz contralto, the copiously-gifted harmonist, while the fourth was a radical pop music subversive who recorded under pseudonyms like “Cinderella G. Stump” and “Darlene Edwards.” (And there’s also the Jo Stafford who single handedly brought folk music into mainstream culture.) Thus somehow it seems appropriate that Margi Gianquinto, one of our more talented girl-singers-about-town, has taken all the time necessary - until the eve of the great lady’s 101st birthday - to put together an appropriate celebration of this most elusive of landmark interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Joining Ms. Gianquinto will be special guest singers Cait Jones and Danny Bacher (a conspicuous funster doubling on saxophone) and a special quartet to recreate a few of Stafford’s milestone performances with the Pied Pipers.

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Author: Will Friedwald
Photography by: STEPHEN SOROKOFF

Author: Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.

New Books:

THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017)