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Gloucester Arts on Main to host jazz dinner concert

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L’Tanya Mari on the cover of her newly-released CD titled “A Teardrop of Sun.”

Gloucester Arts on Main will host a special Valentine’s Day event in the gallery on Friday, February 14, starting at 6 p.m. The evening will feature the romantic voice of L’Tanya Mari accompanied by Donato Saviero on guitar as they travel back in time down “musical” memory lane playing old and new favorites.

The music will be complemented by a four-course meal and cash bar. There are a limited number of tickets available—advance sale only. The event is open to the public and tickets are $40 for dinner and concert, and $20 for concert only.

Mari grew up in Philadelphia listening to the music of Charlie Parker, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald. Besides her singing career, Mari teaches young singers, and mentors others who want to follow a jazz singing career.

She has just released a debut CD titled “A Teardrop of Sun” that earned the following review by D. Oscar Groomes in “O’s Notes”: “This is L’Tanya’s debut recording and she sings with the poise and control of a polished veteran. ‘Star Eyes’ is one of many fine ballads in this set of nine newly-arranged standards. Among the best are ‘You Go To My Head,’ ‘That Old Black Magic’ and ‘The More I See You.’ Her tone is clear and heartfelt. Mari should delight fans for a long time.”

Gloucester Arts on Main is at 6580-B Main Street in Gloucester. Call 804-824-9464, email , or visit http://www.gloucesterarts.org for more information.

posted 02.12.2014

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