Sure–footed swing, sweet–toned harmony and ever–insouciant charm are embodied in the jazz vocal trio called Duchess, featuring notable New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou. The group’s self–titled Anzic Records debut album channels the 1930s inspiration of the virtuosic Boswell Sisters into a wonderfully entertaining and contemporary package. “This threesome devises original arrangements of mostly vintage songs, both familiar and offbeat,” wrote the Wall Street Journal. “They understand that swinging music goes hand in hand with an audacious sense of humor.”
Please Note: The gals of Duchess are eagerly anticipating this week's show at Jazz Standard, but sometimes, in both jazz and life, we must improvise. Due to a death in the family, Melissa won’t be able to join us on Wednesday. Instead, Amy and Hilary are going to do some "double Duch(ess)," and are putting together a fabulous evening of duets, solo tunes, and appearances by some very special guests.
We hope you will join us in sending lots of love to Melissa and that we’ll see you at Jazz Standard on Wednesday for an evening full of Duchess’ signature hijinks, hilarity, and harmonious frivolity.
Amy Cervini – voice
Hilary Gardner – voice
Jeff Lederer – saxophone
Michael Cabe – piano
Matt Aronoff – bass
Jared Schonig – drums
Special Guest Appearances by Jane Monheit, Wendy Gilles, Jo Lawry, Mike Sailors, Will Vinson, Josh Brown, and others!