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Maryanne Reall

Whether it's jazz, blues, a French tune or a sly “tongue in cheek” pop tune, critics, fans and musicians agree that vocalist Maryanne Reall has a distinctive way of taking you on an intimate adventure with her innate musicality, warm mellifluous tone, subtle caressing of each lyric and tastefully selected repertoire. A native New Englander, music has always been Maryanne’s passion. This passion and her dream to live in ‘California’, inspired by Joni Mitchell’s song, were both realized back in the 90’s. Since then, she’s appeared at countless venues from clubs and festivals to some of L.A.'s top jazz rooms including the world-renown Catalina Jazz Club, the World Stage Performance Gallery and the Southern California Jazz Festival. She has also shared the stage with notable touring and recording artists such as pianists Josh Nelson (Natalie Cole) and Llew Mathews (Nancy Wilson), and guitarist Mitchell Long (Melody Gardot), among others. Her most recent project is a homage to jazz icon Billie Holiday she calls ''The Lighter Side of Lady day'. The critically acclaimed show just completed a long-term engagement at the legendary Gardenia Lounge in Hollywood and was called "an atmospheric gem that will awash you in nuance and flavors of Ms. Holiday herself." With her 2nd recording project in the planning stages and her newly released singles entitled 'Azure te’, (Paris Blues), and ‘P.S. I love you’, Maryanne and her band continue to create an unforgettable atmospheric gem of music and ambiance for audiences throughout Southern California and beyond.


"Captivating and at ease with well disguised fortitude similar to Blossom Dearie"... her version of the song 'La Javanaise' was "exquisitely sung". - Chris J. Walker, L.A. Jazz Scene "Maryanne Reall Is Not Your Gardenia Variety of All That Jazz, she takes charge of her material with zest and originality.... any way you spell her name, she is the real deal." - John Kalish, WEHO PATCH "Maryanne adds her own spin to the jazz tradition and has something to offer ( re: her cd "In Her Own Voice"), she recalls Billie Holiday in her tone and phrasing while giving a concise, sincere and affectionate treatment to each song...most notable is the great care that went into her repertoire." - Scott Yanow, L.A

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Blossom Dearie
piano and vocals
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trumpet and vocals



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