Tribute to Billie Holiday
At 24, Monica Lynk is one of the finest new jazz/R&B voices of her generation. She was nominated Best Jazz Vocalist at the Boston Music Awards presented on April 22, 1999 She was recently selected from among the top female jazz singers in New England to perform at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA. A live, state of the art recording of this show featuring Monica's interpretation of 16 of Lady Day's signature songs is available on her new CD, 'Monica Lynk, A Tribute To Billie Holiday'. 'Lynk's tribute to Lady Day has value in terms of both entertainment and artistry. She possesses a strong and supple voice, tapping into the pained spirit of Billie Holiday's music. Lynk receives tasteful and intelligent musical support from guitarist Peter Bell, string bassist Derek Neiderman and Jason Anderson on reeds. Bell, in particular, shows an affinity for blues. Recommended!' Frank-John Hadley Down Beat / Pulse! / Amazon.com Dubbed a 'Star in the Making' by the Boston Herald, she is the featured vocalist in Kendrick Oliver's 'New Life Jazz Orchestra', the hottest young big band in the country. Last year Monica took part in a wildly successful three week tour of Japan with the gospel choir, 'Overjoyed'. In addition to her own CD, she can be heard singing background on Mercury recording artist Walter Beasley's album entitled 'Private Time', as well as the 'Summa Cum Jazz, Best of Berklee 1997' CD that recieved four and a half stars from Downbeat Magazine. She has performed live with many well-known artists including Oleta Adams, Will Downing, Walter Beasley, Roy Hargrove , Nicholas Payton, Andre Crouch and Teodross Avery. For bookings, information or CD's contact Bell Music 617-923-7700 http://www.bellmusic.com firstname.lastname@example.org.