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World Culture Music Recording Artist Jazz Vocalist and Composer Julie Hardy to Perform at the Kitano

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World Culture Music Recording Artist Jazz Vocalist and Composer JULIE HARDY to perform at the Kitano

Thursday, February 28th, sets at 8 & 10PM

“On her new album, The Wish, Ms. Hardy burnishes her growing reputation as a musically astute and thoughtfully modern jazz singer." - Nate Chinen, New York Times

“Hardy never throws off a frivolous phrase or relies on a hackneyed standards approach. Hers is a serious art, based in songs of longing and reflection with arrangements that challenge anyone's notions of what constitutes forward-thinking music." - Ken Micallef, Downbeat

“Three years ago, with her debut release “A Moment's Glance", Julie Hardy proved herself, as both singer and songwriter, a fresh force to be reckoned with. [With “The Wish"] Hardy is back to make good on that promise with an even finer, more bracingly intuitive, assortment of originals and covers." - Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

“Julie Hardy's new CD, The Wish, builds on the reputation of a singer well equipped to handle everything modern jazz vocalism demands: candlelit standards ("I Wish I Knew," “All Or Nothing at All"), repurposed pop hits (Lennon/McCartney's “I'm Looking Through You"), effortless improvisation and a strong writer's pen. See her now, while it's easy." - K. Leander Williams, Time Out New York

One of the most distinctive voices among the growing ranks of female jazz singers in New York City belongs to Julie Hardy, whose appearance at The Kitano coincides with a new CD entitled The Wish. This is Julie's most fully realized recording to date and her first release through World Culture Music, an artist collective label and multi-faceted music company created by drummer/composer Kendrick Scott. Hardy has performed at the Diet Coke “Women in Jazz" Festival (Jazz at Lincoln Center), the Jazz Standard, Birdland in NYC and received a 2006 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award for her composition “No Turning Back."

Hardy grew up in Fremont NH and attended Oyster River High School in Durham. She then moved on to study music composition at the University of New Hampshire and received her Masters degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. For more information on Julie please visit: www.juliehardy.com

The vocalist will be accompanied by a band of up and coming NYC jazz artists; Randy Ingram, piano; Massimo Biolcati, bass; and Jared Schonig, drums.

Listings Information: Who: Julie Hardy Quartet featuring Randy Ingram (piano), Massimo Biolcati (bass) and Jared Schonig (drums)

When: Thursday, February 28th, sets at 8PM & 10PM.

Where: The Kitano, Located: 66 Park Avenue (corner of 38th street) New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212 885 7119

Cost: No cover, $15 food/drink minimum

This story appears courtesy of Jason Byrne, Red Cat Publicity.
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