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Molly Mahoney

I'll conserve my words and avoid giving the full spiel, but Molly Mahoney is more than a client to me. She's the answer to vocal jazz's future, the logical next step from Nicole Henry and Madeleine Peyroux. The crossover artist with a classical voice is releasing a tribute album of sorts, but it's a bit different—it's a tribute to a cousin, Cole Porter.

Molly grew up in a world she credits for taking her as far as she's gone. She began performing with a traveling big band at age ten and hasn't stopped performing since (save for that whole uncomfortable year before the vaccine). Her parents encouraged a love of so many things: their land and animals, science and learning, and so much music. They facilitated getting her into that first band.

Molly, who has landed firmly in Alameda after a bucolic formative life on midwestern and upstate New York farms, will be returning to her alma mater in Chico for a release performance on June 24. The album will be out on Porter's birthday, June 9. When a few of the singles release on Spotify later in May, she'll be doing a virtual listen- along. I will follow up with the date.

She's planning a small tour and a couple release events. I will follow up with all the details once they are finalized. For now, I hope you'll check out her press release and consider writing her up.

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Molly Mary Mahoney is one of the most talented classical and opera singers in the West Coast. The vintage-style singing from the mezzo-soprano takes one back to the times of Judy Garland and Rosemary Clooney. - Newsbreak

Molly is recreating and retouching Porter's compositions for the twenty-first century, and putting all of herself into getting it right. Her pianist and arranger, Joshua Hegg, elaborates, "The compositions themselves are rife with emotional meaning." -Broadway World

Reimagining the character of Cole Porter’s music became Molly Mary Mahoney’s musical goal in 2022

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Cole Porter
composer/conductor

Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

My Cousin Cole:...

Self-Release
2022

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All Of You

From: My Cousin Cole: Pitter,...
By Molly Mahoney

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