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Singer Amy Cervini Announces Residency & Canadian Tour Following a Sold-Out Engagement at The 55 Bar in NYC
(Published: March 13, 2012)


Singer Amy Cervini Announces Residency & Canadian Tour Following a Sold-Out Engagement at The 55 Bar in NYC

Cervini's Homage to Hip Jazz Pixie Blossom Dearie,
Digging Me, Digging You Receiving Unanimous Critical Acclaim

Amy Cervini - whom The New York Times describes as "a thoughtful and broad-minded jazz singer" for her free-spirited, genre-blind approach - recently celebrated her new recording Digging Me, Digging You: A Tribute to Blossom Dearie, with two sold-out nights at The 55 Bar in NYC (March 6 & 7), capping off two solid months of unanimous critical-acclaim for the CD, her third solo release (out now on Anzic Records). A selection of the press-highlights can be found below.

Immediately following the two-night engagement, The 55 Bar enlisted Cervini to take on a residency at the venue, with appearances scheduled for the first Thursday of each month, commencing on April 5 with Cervini's "Jazz Country" (featuring guitarist Jesse Lewis and bassist Matt Aronoff), followed by May 3 (TBA) and June 7, which will feature Cervini in duets with the likes of Peter Eldridge, Kendra Shank and others (previous duet partners have included Fay Victor, Janis Siegel, Carolyn Leonhart, Jean Rohe, Melissa Stylianou, etc.)

In addition to the residency at The 55 Bar, Cervini is excited to announce her debut at Joe's Pub on June 17 at 7:00 PM, featuring the all-star band of Anat Cohen, Jeremy Udden, Josh Sinton, Jesse Lewis, Matt Aronoff, Matt Wilson and other special guests.

Prior to this bustle of activity in New York City, the Toronto born-and-raised, NYC-based, singer/composer will be trekking north for a Canadian tour in celebration of Digging Me, Digging You. Cervini will be appearing with some of Ontario's finest, Adrean Farrugia (piano), Ross MacIntyre (bass) and brother Ernesto Cervini (drums), at: The Jazz Room, March 16, The Jazz Room , Waterloo, Ontario, Fourth Stage, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (March 20), Hugh's Room, Toronto, Ontario (March 25), The Cellar, Vancouver, BC (April 19) and Yardbird Suite, Edmonton, AB (April 20)



Digging Me, Digging You Press Highlights:
"She avoids the pit- falls of many tribute recordings by interpreting the songs in ways that suit her own characteris- tics. Those strengths include crystal-clear dic- tion and an unaffected, direct style that draws the listener into these quirky songs. Another obvious strength is a supporting cast that includes players as talented as Anat and Avishai Cohen, and Matt Wilson." - DownBeat Magazine (April 2012)

"And above all it is Cervini's talent and personality, which sparks this delightful and entertaining offering. Just like Blossom Dearie, Amy Cervini is a very special singer . . ."
- The New York City Jazz Record

"Cervini's subtle navigation, fine enunciation and wise choice of material, combined with Oded Lev-Ari's elegant arrangements, make this CD a gem"
- Downbeat Magazine, Editor's Pick

"...she delivers each with deft authority, easily capturing the effortless swing of Dearie's delivery while making ample use of her own richly coloured tone. Definitely a disc to dig."
- The Globe and Mail

"A vibrant sense of rhythm and step to go with the quick-fire funniness. The lyrics, comprised of shrewd turns of phrase and beautifully cadenced channels, pop and sizzle under Cervini's understanding. She is an articulate, smooth vocalist . . . a very, very fun recording indeed." - Blinded By Sound

"Excellent jazz vocal album by the talented singer backed by a ridiculously impressive cast..." - eMusic

"Digging Me, Digging You is a brilliant work of vocal beauty and composition choices."
- JazzWrap

"Amy Cervini has distilled the strengths and siphoned off the weaknesses of the Dearie method in her marvelous tribute." - eMusic (Britt Robson)

"From beginning to end, "Digging Me, Digging You" will make you smile - if this recording does not brighten your day, seek outside help." - Step Tempest

"Cervini has everything to become a major voice in modern jazz." - Jazz, Blues & Co.

"...a joyful effervescence that's emotionally honest and affirming..." - ICON

"Cervini is a talent deserving attention, making some very strong choices with Digging You Digging Me ." - All About Jazz

"good song choices and good singing." - Winnipeg Free Press

"clear diction and secure intonation, embedded in elaborate arrangements" - Der Sontag

"Cervini digs Blossom Dearie, has the voice and attitude to pull off a tribute album and does so in fine fashion." - MidWest Record

"Amy Cervini is a sublime conqueror of The Great American Songbook..." - Gaffa.dk


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Press photos and sound samples available at: www.amycervini.com
Video available at: www.youtube.com/amycervin...

For interview requests and more information, please contact: Jason Paul Harman Byrne at Red Cat Publicity
347 578 7601, redcatjazz@mac.com

More Information: http://www.anzicrecords.com

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