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Kate McGarry: The Subject Tonight Is Love

Read "The Subject Tonight Is Love" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This is far from an ordinary collection of jazz-styled love songs. Vocalist Kate McGarry, guitarist Keith Ganz and pianist Gary Versace have put together a program that covers such varied aspects of love as romantic love, love for family, love for self, and love for mankind. They do this through mixing a lot of rock, folk ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz/Gary Versace: The Subject Tonight Is Love

Read "The Subject Tonight Is Love" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The ancient Greeks spoke of love's many forms, codifying and distilling the essence of every one in detailed thought and language. Each of those documented variants rightly differs from the others, yet the keen mind can certainly discern that all of them basically stem from the same roots: connectivity and understanding. In something of a musical ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kurt Elling With The Keith Ganz Trio at Jazz Standard

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Kurt Elling With The Keith Ganz Trio
Jazz Standard
New York, NY
July 31, 2016

If there's any genre of music that's truly built on the idea of spur-of-the-moment change, it's jazz. And so, in that very spirit, we had this performance.

The audience that came down to hear ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2014

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2014" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

How does an album end up on this list? It really comes down to two things: strength on impact and staying power. Some records hit hard from the start, ultimately losing power with play after play. Other records come on gently, growing on the ear and the mind over time. But it's the truly rare one ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live

Read "Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

All About Jazz colleague Dan Bilawsky indulges no hyperbole when he describes vocalist Kate McGarry or Genevieve and Ferdinand: Live: “There is no greater beacon of sincerity, honesty and emotional purity than Kate McGarry...Genevieve & Ferdinand doesn't contain bold proclamations or daring musical acts, but it's filled with some of the most genuine music that anybody ...

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Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live

Read "Genevieve & Ferdinand - Live" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Kate McGarry has always defied easy classification. She's a jazz singer, and a folk singer too; she could also be filed under mainstream pop, but then, what's all that esoteric Brazilian music doing in her repertoire?

The answer is simple: McGarry is her own genre, applying her clear and beautiful voice to whatever material ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz: Genevieve & Ferdinand

Read "Genevieve & Ferdinand" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There is no greater beacon of sincerity, honesty and emotional purity than Kate McGarry. She's proven it time and again, whether singing standards, modern day favorites, originals or obscurities, and she does so once more on Genevieve & Ferdinand.

In some ways this album marks a new beginning for McGarry; it's her first ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kate McGarry Will Release "Genevieve & Ferdinand" On February 4 On Sunnyside Records

Kate McGarry Will Release "Genevieve & Ferdinand" On February 4 On Sunnyside Records

New CD Is a Dynamic Duet with Her Husband, Guitarist Keith Ganz Grammy-nominated vocalist Kate McGarry, whose most recent release (2012's Girl Talk) scored top honors on many of last year's Best Of lists, will take a slightly different tack on her first release for Sunnyside Records. Genevieve & Ferdinand, an intimate live set which features McGarry's soaring vocals bolstered by ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz Duo Palooza: New York, NY, April 20, 2013

Read "Kate McGarry/Keith Ganz Duo Palooza: New York, NY, April 20, 2013" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz Duo
55 Bar
New York, NY
April 20, 2013

Informality and high art don't typically walk hand-in-hand but, every now and then, when the stars align, these two ideals find a happy marriage. Such was the case when vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz came into town ...

Kate McGarry: Girl Talk

Read "Girl Talk" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

There are many reasons to like vocalist Kate McGarry's Girl Talk.

There's the lively set list, first of all--a mix of all-too-well-known and too-little-known standards, with a fine Brazilian number thrown in. There's the uniform excellence of the band: witness Gary Versace's idiomatic organ accompaniment on “Girl Talk"; guitarist Keith Ganz--sensitive throughout, but especially on ...